Thursday July 16, 1987

US date format: 7/16/1987, UK date format: 16/7/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 AnnaLynne McCord and Taryn Southern. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng 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 Bases Loaded or Gee Bee Air Rally.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)

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Movies

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The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Country: United States of America

Love at Stake

Love at Stake

Directed by: John Moffitt

Starring: Patrick Cassidy, Kelly Preston, Georgia Brown, Barbara Carrera

Lust for Freedom

Lust for Freedom

Directed by: Eric Louzil

Starring: Melanie Coll, William J. Kulzer, Judi Trevor, Howard Knight

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Directed by: David Leland

Starring: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Summer School

Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Steel Riders

Steel Riders

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Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

Shark Week

Shark Week

Shadow of the Stone

Shadow of the Stone

Days to next July 16

If July 16, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 2 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng

Life And Death In Shanghai

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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

Sphere by Michael Crichton

Sphere

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“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

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She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent

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Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Fine Things

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Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

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

Bases Loaded

Bases Loaded

Platform: Arcade, NES, Game Boy, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports: Baseball

Publisher: Jaleco

Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Platform: C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Faxanadu

Faxanadu

Platform: Family Computer/NES, Virtual Console

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA/EU Nintendo


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