Sunday May 17, 1987

US date format: 5/17/1987, UK date format: 17/5/1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Edvald Boasson Hagen and Aleandro Rosi. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 2400 A.D. or After Burner II.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Stardust closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die.
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
  • An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
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Movies

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Summer Heat

Summer Heat

Directed by: Michie Gleason

Starring: Lori Singer, Anthony Edwards, Bruce Abbott, Kathy Bates

Intervista

Intervista

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori

Beverly Hills Cop II

Beverly Hills Cop II

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

Dark Age

Dark Age

Directed by: Arch Nicholson

Starring: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Ernest Goes to Camp

Ernest Goes to Camp

Directed by: John R. Cherry III

Starring: Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

Moskito - Nichts sticht besser!

Moskito - Nichts sticht besser!

The Victorian House

The Victorian House

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 4 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas

Winter Hawk

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Soft cover; Very Good; Dust Jacket -Very Good; Advanced reading copy, unread, fine shiny wrappers. Slipcase. Mitchell Gant, super pilot, infiltrates Russia by helicopter to avert a world crisis.

Heiress by Janet Dailey

Heiress

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In Heiress, two sisters meet at the funeral of one of the most prestigious men in the country, Dean Lawson, their father.

Guardians Of The West by David Eddings

Guardians Of The West

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A sequel to THE BELGARIAD, Garion has slain the evil God Torak, and fulfilled the prophecy. But suddenly another prophecy is foretold.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Fool's Errand

The Fool's Errand

Platform: Mac OS, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Miles Computing

2400 A.D.

2400 A.D.

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Origin Systems

After Burner II

After Burner II

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, NES/Famicom, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Aztec Adventure

Aztec Adventure

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Strategy (with elements of action)

Publisher: Sega

221B Baker Street

221B Baker Street

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Datasoft

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 17, 1987 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 17, 1987?

On May 17, 1987 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 17, 1987?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1987?

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

Which famous people are born on May 17, 1987?

On May 17, 1987 several famous people were born including, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Aleandro Rosi, Edvald Hagen.

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

The number one song in the week of May 17, 1987 was With Or Without You by U2 in US and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship in UK.

What were the top hits on May 17, 1987?

The top hits on May 17, 1987 were With Or Without You by U2, Looking For A New Love by Jody Watley, (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew in US and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, Can't Be With You Tonight by Judy Boucher, A Boy From Nowhere by Tom Jones in UK.


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