Saturday 11 July 1987
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Jaws: The Revenge, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazee Rider or 4th & Inches.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Wesley Johnson (basketball)
- William Meynard
- Wesley Johnson: Basketball Player.
- Shigeaki Kato: Japanese singer and actor (News and K.K.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Heart - Alone
- Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
- Bob Seger - Shakedown
- Kenny G - Songbird
- The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
- Expose - Point Of No Return
- Pseudo Echo - Funkytown
- Crowded House - Something So Strong
- Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Head To Toe
- U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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