Wednesday August 19, 1987

US date format: 8/19/1987, UK date format: 19/8/1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Manny Jacinto and Nico Hulkenberg. 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 Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel 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 Falsion or Booby Kids.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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Events

  • ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hizballah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after sixty-two days in captivity.
  • Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.

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Movies

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The Dead

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

The Last of England

The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Firehouse

Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Floyd on France

Floyd on France

På spåret

På spåret

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Days to next August 19

If August 19, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 1 month, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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.

Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng

Life And Death In Shanghai

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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles

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Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day - patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their …

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Falsion

Falsion

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Platform: C64, C128

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

Booby Kids

Booby Kids

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Fighting role-playing video game

Publisher: Culture Brain

Beyond Dark Castle

Beyond Dark Castle

Platform: Apple Macintosh, C64, Apple IIGS, Amiga

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 19, 1987?

On August 19, 1987 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 19, 1987?

On August 19, 1987 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 19, 1987?

On August 19, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 19, 1987?

On August 19, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 19, 1987?

On August 19, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 19, 1987?

On August 19, 1987 several famous people were born including, Manny Jacinto, Juliet Rubin, Nico Hulkenberg.

Which famous people died on August 19, 1987?

Famous people died on August 19, 1987 include, Hayden Rorke.

What was the number one song in August 19, 1987?

The number one song in the week of August 19, 1987 was Who's That Girl by Madonna in US and La Bamba by Los Lobos in UK.

What were the top hits on August 19, 1987?

The top hits on August 19, 1987 were Who's That Girl by Madonna, La Bamba by Los Lobos, Luka by Suzanne Vega in US and La Bamba by Los Lobos, I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley in UK.


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