Thursday December 17, 1987

US date format: 12/17/1987, UK date format: 17/12/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Chelsea Manning and Ophélie Meunier. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Bad Taste, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Continental Circus or Butasan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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  • Square Co., Ltd. releases ''Final Fantasy'' in Japan for the Famicom.
  • The Perl programming language is created by Larry Wall.

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Movies

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Bad Taste

Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Country: United States of America

Hell High

Hell High

Directed by: Douglas Grossman

Starring: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America

A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

Starring: Master Manjunath, Raghuram Sitaram, Rohit Srinath, Girish Karnad

Country: India

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

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Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

Veil by Bob Woodward

Veil

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Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American

I Think I Don'T Remember by Art Buchwald

I Think I Don'T Remember

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Another collection of humorous pieces by the wit who takes on Washington single-handed.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Grand Prix Construction Set

Grand Prix Construction Set

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software/Acornsoft

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC

Genre: Racing simulation

Publisher: Taito

Butasan

Butasan

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

Genre: action

Publisher: Jaleco

Ark Area

Ark Area

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: UPL

Higemaru Makaijima

Higemaru Makaijima

Platform: NES/Famicom, MSX2, mobile phones

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Capcom

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 1987?

On December 17, 1987 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 1987?

On December 17, 1987 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 1987?

On December 17, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 1987?

On December 17, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 1987?

On December 17, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 17, 1987?

On December 17, 1987 several famous people were born including, Chelsea Manning, Ophélie Meunier, Gauthier Klauss.

Which famous people died on December 17, 1987?

Famous people died on December 17, 1987 include, Marguerite Yourcenard, Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, Linda Wong.

What was the number one song in December 17, 1987?

The number one song in the week of December 17, 1987 was Faith by George Michael in US and Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on December 17, 1987?

The top hits on December 17, 1987 were Faith by George Michael, Is This Love by Whitesnake, So Emotional by Whitney Houston in US and Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys, China In Your Hand by T'Pau, When I Fall In Love by Rick Astley in UK.


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