Tuesday November 17, 1987

US date format: 11/17/1987, UK date format: 17/11/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Kat Deluna and Gemma Spofforth. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mony Mony Live by Billy Idol. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. Moonstruck, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha!: The Sport or Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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Events

  • George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
  • In the Gulf of Alaska, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs.
  • The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31.
  • Iran-Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

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Movies

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Country: United States of America

Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

3 Men and a Baby

3 Men and a Baby

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Country: United States of America

Flowers in the Attic

Flowers in the Attic

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams

Country: United States of America

Hearts of Fire

Hearts of Fire

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Bob Dylan, Fiona, Rupert Everett, Julian Glover

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

Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

Rahan - Fils des âges farouches

Rahan - Fils des âges farouches

Days to next November 17

If November 17, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 10 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent

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Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gotcha!: The Sport

Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

Getsu Fūma Den

Getsu Fūma Den

Platform: Family Computer, Virtual Console, I-Revo

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Konami

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Basketball Challenge

Basketball Challenge

Platform: IBM micros and compatibles

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Incentive Software


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