Friday April 17, 1987
US date format: 4/17/1987, UK date format: 17/4/1987
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 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 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.
Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eugene Marner, 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 Roxie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Trader or Contra.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 17, 1987?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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- 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 17, 1987?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
- The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
- Herb Alpert - Keep Your Eye On Me
- Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines - There's Nothing Better Than Love
- Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
- Gregory Abbott - I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
- Atlantic Starr - Always
- Smokey Robinson - Just To See Her
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- Kool & The Gang - Stone Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 17If April 17, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 5 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 17, 1987?
On April 17, 1987 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is April 17, 1987?
On April 17, 1987 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on April 17, 1987?
On April 17, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 17, 1987?
On April 17, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on April 17, 1987?
On April 17, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 17, 1987?
On April 17, 1987 several famous people were born including, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Mehdi Benatia, Jacqueline Wood.
Which famous people died on April 17, 1987?
Famous people died on April 17, 1987 include, Dick Shawn, Carlton Barrett, Cecil Harmsworth King.
What was the number one song in April 17, 1987?
The number one song in the week of April 17, 1987 was I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin in US and La Isla Bonita by Madonna in UK.
What were the top hits on April 17, 1987?
The top hits on April 17, 1987 were I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House in US and La Isla Bonita by Madonna, Let It Be by Ferry Aid, Respectable by Mel & Kim in UK.