Tuesday August 18, 1987
US date format: 8/18/1987, UK date format: 18/8/1987
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 18, 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 Mika Boorem and Zuzana Jandová.
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 Galaga '88 or Dynamite Bowl.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 18, 1987?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
- Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
- Philip Rush of New Zealand sets record for triple crossing English Channel. His time, 28:21, is ten hours faster than the first man to do it.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 18, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Who's That Girl
- Los Lobos - La Bamba
- Suzanne Vega - Luka
- Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
- George Michael - I Want Your Sex
- U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
- Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
- The Whispers - Rock Steady
- T'Pau - Heart And Soul
- Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Levert - Casanova
- Natalie Cole - Jump Start
- Smokey Robinson - One Heartbeat
- Force M.D.'s - Love Is A House
- Georgio - Tina Cherry
- Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
- Freddie Jackson - Jam Tonight
- Luther Vandross - I Really Didn't Mean It
- Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne - Love Power
- Kool & The Gang - Holiday
Top #1 Latin songs
- Luis Miguel - Ahora Te Puedes Marchar
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 18If August 18, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?