Saturday December 19, 1987

US date format: 12/19/1987, UK date format: 19/12/1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Karim Benzema and Ronan Farrow. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Bad Taste, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior or John Elway's Quarterback.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events

  • Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champion.

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Movies

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Bad Taste

Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Country: United States of America

Hell High

Hell High

Directed by: Douglas Grossman

Starring: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America

A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Sport Games on December 19, 1987

Sport Games on December 19, 1987


NFL

American Football
  • Green Bay Packers - New York Giants : 10 - 20
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos : 17 - 20
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

Starring: Master Manjunath, Raghuram Sitaram, Rohit Srinath, Girish Karnad

Country: India

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Written by:

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 19

If December 19, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

Veil by Bob Woodward

Veil

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Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American

I Think I Don'T Remember by Art Buchwald

I Think I Don'T Remember

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Another collection of humorous pieces by the wit who takes on Washington single-handed.

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dr. Chaos

Dr. Chaos

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Pony Inc.; NA FCI, Inc.

Ballerburg

Ballerburg

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Artillery game

Publisher: Eckhard Kruse

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Invade-a-Load

Invade-a-Load

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter

John Elway's Quarterback

John Elway's Quarterback

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, NES, Apple IIGS, PC (MS-DOS), ZX Spectrum,

Genre: Traditional football simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games Tradewest (NES version)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 19, 1987 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 19, 1987?

On December 19, 1987 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 19, 1987?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 19, 1987?

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

Which famous people are born on December 19, 1987?

On December 19, 1987 several famous people were born including, Karim Benzema, Ronan Farrow, Keith Carlos.

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

The number one song in the week of December 19, 1987 was Faith by George Michael in US and Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on December 19, 1987?

The top hits on December 19, 1987 were Faith by George Michael, Is This Love by Whitesnake, So Emotional by Whitney Houston in US and Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys, China In Your Hand by T'Pau, When I Fall In Love by Rick Astley in UK.


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