Monday August 17, 1987
US date format: 8/17/1987, UK date format: 17/8/1987
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Kemp Muhl and Artus (comedian).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna.
In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits.
The Dead, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra 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 Batty or The Faery Tale Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 1987?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
- Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 2,700 for first time (2,700.57).
- ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.
- Order of the Garter is opened to women.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Who's That Girl
- Los Lobos - La Bamba
- Suzanne Vega - Luka
- Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
- George Michael - I Want Your Sex
- U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
- Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
- The Whispers - Rock Steady
- T'Pau - Heart And Soul
- Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Levert - Casanova
- Natalie Cole - Jump Start
- Smokey Robinson - One Heartbeat
- Force M.D.'s - Love Is A House
- Georgio - Tina Cherry
- Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
- Freddie Jackson - Jam Tonight
- Luther Vandross - I Really Didn't Mean It
- Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne - Love Power
- Kool & The Gang - Holiday
Top #1 Latin songs
- Luis Miguel - Ahora Te Puedes Marchar
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 17If August 17, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 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 August 17, 1987?
On August 17, 1987 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is August 17, 1987?
On August 17, 1987 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 17, 1987?
On August 17, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1987?
On August 17, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 17, 1987?
On August 17, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 17, 1987?
On August 17, 1987 several famous people were born including, Kemp Muhl, Artus (comedian), Matthew Shultz.
Which famous people died on August 17, 1987?
Famous people died on August 17, 1987 include, Charles Drummond de Andrade, Rudolph Hess, Gary Chester.
What was the number one song in August 17, 1987?
The number one song in the week of August 17, 1987 was Who's That Girl by Madonna in US and La Bamba by Los Lobos in UK.
What were the top hits on August 17, 1987?
The top hits on August 17, 1987 were Who's That Girl by Madonna, La Bamba by Los Lobos, Luka by Suzanne Vega in US and La Bamba by Los Lobos, I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley in UK.