Monday October 19, 1987
US date format: 10/19/1987, UK date format: 19/10/1987
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Tsunenori Aoki and Fumino Kimura.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson.
In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits.
Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, 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 Finders Keepers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Sceptre or 4th & Inches.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 19, 1987?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Anything Goes opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
- Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)
- Woody Woodward resigns as New York Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named New York Yankee manager for 5th and final time
- "Black Monday": stock markets around the world suffer an unexpected dramatic drop, with the American Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 22.6 percent (508 points), the largest one-day drop in recorded stock market history, and first financial crisis of the modern globalized era.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 19, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
- The Bee Gees - You Win Again
- MARRS - Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)
- Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding - Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)
- Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Bad
- Glenn Jones - We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- The O'Jays - Lovin' You
- Ray Parker Jr. - I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone
- Deja - You And Me Tonight
- Angela Winbush - Angel
- Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush On Me
- Bert Robinson - Heart Of Gold
- Donna Summer - Dinner With Gershwin
Top #1 Latin songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 19If October 19, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 11 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 29 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?