Friday 17 April 1987
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Mehdi Benatia.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin.
In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Andy Capp: The Game or Barbarian.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
- Mehdi Benatia
- Jacqueline Wood: TV Actress.
- Eelco Sintnicolaas: Dutch decathlete.
- Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate.
- Julius Erving becomes the third NBA player to score 30,000 points.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
- Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
- Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
- Prince - Sign O' The Times
- Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
- Steve Winwood - The Finer Things
- Expose - Come Go With Me
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
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