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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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The Dead

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

The Last of England

The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Firehouse

Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Floyd on France

Floyd on France

På spåret

På spåret

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Days to next August 17

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

Sarum

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A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles

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Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day - patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their …

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Platform: C64, C128

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

Amaurote

Amaurote

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Electronika BK 0011M

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Mastertronic

Batty

Batty

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

The Faery Tale Adventure

The Faery Tale Adventure

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Macintosh

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: MicroIllusions Electronic Arts (Genesis version)

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.


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