Tuesday March 17, 1987, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1987, UK date format: 17/3/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Rob Kardashian and Bobby Ryan. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Club Nouveau. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Retribution, directed by Guy Magar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei or Flunky.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3.
  • Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an inning of 96 versus Pakistan.

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Movies

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Retribution

Retribution

Directed by: Guy Magar

Starring: Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing, Suzanne Snyder, Jeff Pomerantz

Munchies

Munchies

Directed by: Tina Hirsch

Starring: Harvey Korman, Charlie Stratton, Nadine Van der Velde, Alix Elias

Withnail & I

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Country: United States of America

The Grand Highway

The Grand Highway

Directed by: Jean-Loup Hubert

Starring: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert, Vanessa Guedj

Anguish

Anguish

Directed by: Bigas Luna

Starring: Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul, Àngel Jové

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Street Legal

Street Legal

Trst via Skopje

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 6 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Fine Things

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Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

Boone by T. Boone Pickens Jr

Boone

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First printing of the first edition. Neff B224. Pickens was CEO of Mesa Petroleum, and for a time a person of national stature in the corporate world.

The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys

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"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

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She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Full Throttle / Top Speed

Full Throttle / Top Speed

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Romstar

Gotcha!: The Sport

Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Platform: Famicom, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing, horror

Publisher: Namcot

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Traditional sports simulator

Flunky

Flunky

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On March 17, 1987 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1987?

On March 17, 1987 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1987?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1987?

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

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1987?

On March 17, 1987 several famous people were born including, Rob Kardashian, Bobby Ryan, Emmanuel Sanders.

Which famous people died on March 17, 1987?

Famous people died on March 17, 1987 include, Santo Trafficante.

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

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1987 was Lean On Me by Club Nouveau in US and Everything I Own by Boy George in UK.

What were the top hits on March 17, 1987?

The top hits on March 17, 1987 were Lean On Me by Club Nouveau, Let's Wait Awhile by Janet Jackson, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship in US and Everything I Own by Boy George, Respectable by Mel & Kim, Stand By Me by Ben E King in UK.


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