Tuesday May 12, 1987

US date format: 5/12/1987, UK date format: 12/5/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Chris Pontius (soccer) and Mike Iupati. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Falsion or Bonecruncher.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Movies

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Summer Heat

Summer Heat

Directed by: Michie Gleason

Starring: Lori Singer, Anthony Edwards, Bruce Abbott, Kathy Bates

Intervista

Intervista

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori

Beverly Hills Cop II

Beverly Hills Cop II

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

Dark Age

Dark Age

Directed by: Arch Nicholson

Starring: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Ernest Goes to Camp

Ernest Goes to Camp

Directed by: John R. Cherry III

Starring: Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

Moskito - Nichts sticht besser!

Moskito - Nichts sticht besser!

The Victorian House

The Victorian House

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 4 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas

Winter Hawk

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Soft cover; Very Good; Dust Jacket -Very Good; Advanced reading copy, unread, fine shiny wrappers. Slipcase. Mitchell Gant, super pilot, infiltrates Russia by helicopter to avert a world crisis.

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.

Guardians Of The West by David Eddings

Guardians Of The West

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A sequel to THE BELGARIAD, Garion has slain the evil God Torak, and fulfilled the prophecy. But suddenly another prophecy is foretold.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Falsion

Falsion

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Bonecruncher

Bonecruncher

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Superior Software

Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade, various home systems

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Capcom (Arcade) Go! (PC)

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Games (coin-op), Image Works (home ports)


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