Wednesday July 08, 1987

US date format: 7/8/1987, UK date format: 8/7/1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 8, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Vlada Roslyakova and Breanne Ezarik. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Wish You Were Here, directed by David Leland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while More Die Of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fridolin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blazer or Final Fantasy.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

Events

  • Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
  • Sun Microsystems introduces its first SPARC-based computer system, the Sun-4/260, with 10 MIPS performance.

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Movies

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Directed by: David Leland

Starring: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Summer School

Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux

Country: United States of America

Love Rites

Love Rites

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Marina Pierro, Mathieu Carrière, Josy Bernard, Isabelle Tinard

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States of America

Sien nui yau wan

Sien nui yau wan

Directed by: Siu-Tung Ching

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma, Wai Lam

TV Series

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Fridolin

Fridolin

Adventurer

Adventurer

Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks

A mellor tv do mundo

A mellor tv do mundo

Dennis O'Neill

Dennis O'Neill

Days to next July 08

If July 08, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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More Die Of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow

More Die Of Heartbreak

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Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest.

Heiress by Janet Dailey

Heiress

By:

In Heiress, two sisters meet at the funeral of one of the most prestigious men in the country, Dean Lawson, their father.

Empire by Gore Vidal

Empire

By:

"Mr. Vidal demonstrates a political imagination and insider's sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng

Life And Death In Shanghai

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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blazer

Blazer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Isometric shooter

Publisher: Namco

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

Platform: MSX2 WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Windows Phone Android Nintendo 3DS; MSX2; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Window

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Final Lap

Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Thinking Machine Associates


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