Thursday August 13, 1987

US date format: 8/13/1987, UK date format: 13/8/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 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 Srabanti Chatterjee and Pepe Diokno. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Boyfriends and Girlfriends, directed by Éric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Timothy Files by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ATV Simulator or Faxanadu.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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Events

  • Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning

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Movies

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Country: United States of America

End of the Line

End of the Line

Directed by: Jay Russell

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Bob Balaban, Barbara Barrie, Michael Beach

Blindside

Blindside

Directed by: Paul Lynch

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Lori Hallier, Lolita Davidovich, Michael Rudder

The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Vietnam War Story

Vietnam War Story

Night Network

Night Network

Sung meng chi loi

Sung meng chi loi

Days to next August 13

If August 13, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 11 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck

The Different Drum

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The popular lecturer and author of The Road Less Traveled challenges listeners to make the leap from individual growth and personal needs to the experience of true community and unconditional love.

Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr

Cultural Literacy

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In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society.

Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker

Pale Kings And Princes

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"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done.

The Timothy Files by Lawrence Sanders

The Timothy Files

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Three novellas about private investigator Timothy Cone, whose business is other people’s business . . . and who believes that no crime should go unpunished Haldering & Co.,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cleopatra no Mahō

Cleopatra no Mahō

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Square

ATV Simulator

ATV Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

Dynamite Bowl

Dynamite Bowl

Platform: MSX Family Computer NEC PC-8801

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Toshiba-EMI

Flunky

Flunky

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

Faxanadu

Faxanadu

Platform: Family Computer/NES, Virtual Console

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA/EU Nintendo


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