Friday January 16, 1987
US date format: 1/16/1987, UK date format: 16/1/1987
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 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 Jake Epstein and Katie Maloney.
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 Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line or Galaga '88.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 16, 1987?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 16, 1987?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 16If January 16, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 8 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 21 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?