Monday January 12, 1987

US date format: 1/12/1987, UK date format: 12/1/1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 Naya Rivera and Andi Muise. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Dead of Winter, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Contra or Hi no Tori Hououhen.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day

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Movies

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Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubes, William Russ

Street Trash

Street Trash

Directed by: James M. Muro

Starring: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky

The Stepfather

The Stepfather

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer

Hotshot

Hotshot

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Jim Youngs, Pelé, Billy Warlock, Jeremy Green

TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Days to next January 12

If January 12, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 8 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

Through A Glass Darkly

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"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily

A Taste For Death by P. D. James

A Taste For Death

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When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next …

The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot

The Christmas Day Kitten

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The famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset hounds a Christmas present.

His Way by Kitty Kelley

His Way

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new afterword by the author in honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battlantis

Battlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

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

Hi no Tori Hououhen

Hi no Tori Hououhen

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, NES, MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

Bubbler

Bubbler

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX Commodore 64 (cancelled)

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 12, 1987?

On January 12, 1987 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is January 12, 1987?

On January 12, 1987 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 12, 1987?

On January 12, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 1987?

On January 12, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 12, 1987?

On January 12, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 12, 1987?

On January 12, 1987 several famous people were born including, Naya Rivera, Andi Muise, Salvatore Sirigu.

What was the number one song in January 12, 1987?

The number one song in the week of January 12, 1987 was Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott in US and Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson in UK.

What were the top hits on January 12, 1987?

The top hits on January 12, 1987 were Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott, C'est La Vie by Robbie Nevil, Notorious by Duran Duran in US and Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson, Jack Your Body by Steve 'Silk' Hurley, Is This Love by Alison Moyet in UK.


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