Saturday July 11, 1987

US date format: 7/11/1987, UK date format: 11/7/1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 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 Wesley Johnson (basketball) and William Meynard. 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 F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1 or Fire Power.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.

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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 11

If July 11, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 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

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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

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"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?

F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1

F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1

Platform: MSX home computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line

Platform: MSX MSX2 Super Famicom Game Boy Color Mobile phone Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Enix

Contra

Contra

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, PlayChoice-10, MSX2, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Microsoft Windows[1], MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

Aztec Adventure

Aztec Adventure

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Strategy (with elements of action)

Publisher: Sega

Fire Power

Fire Power

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WebTV

Genre: Action

Publisher: MicroIllusions


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