Friday October 16, 1987

US date format: 10/16/1987, UK date format: 16/10/1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Seungho (singer) and Nicholas Massa. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Aenigma, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Legacy by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anime san jushi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 or Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 338,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange (record)
  • Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
  • Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 175-kph winds cause blackout in London and much of southern England.
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Movies

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Aenigma

Aenigma

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler, Sophie d'Aulan

Big Bad Mama II

Big Bad Mama II

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

Starring: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Directed by: Peter Ily Huemer

Starring: Uma Thurman, Paul Dillon, Paul Richards, Steve Buscemi

The Killing Time

The Killing Time

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers, Joe Don Baker

The Sicilian

The Sicilian

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro

TV Series

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Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Dispatches

Dispatches

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Legacy by James A. Michener

Legacy

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In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes

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Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

An American Childhood

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A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Butasan

Butasan

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Sharp X68000, PS4

Genre: action

Publisher: Jaleco

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Thinking Machine Associates

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Battleships (video game)

Battleships (video game)

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Elite

Dragon Spirit

Dragon Spirit

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console), X68000, ZX Spectrum, NES

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; NA Atari Games; NA NEC; EU Consult Software; EU Domark; AUS Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 16, 1987?

On October 16, 1987 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 16, 1987?

On October 16, 1987 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 16, 1987?

On October 16, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 16, 1987?

On October 16, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 16, 1987?

On October 16, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 16, 1987?

On October 16, 1987 several famous people were born including, Seungho (singer), Nicholas Massa, Alex Farnham.

Which famous people died on October 16, 1987?

Famous people died on October 16, 1987 include, Dana Suesse.

What was the number one song in October 16, 1987?

The number one song in the week of October 16, 1987 was Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam in US and You Win Again by The Bee Gees in UK.

What were the top hits on October 16, 1987?

The top hits on October 16, 1987 were Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam, U Got The Look by Prince, Carrie by Europe in US and You Win Again by The Bee Gees, Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) by MARRS, Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) by Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding in UK.


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