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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Country: United States of America

Deadly Prey

Deadly Prey

Directed by: David A. Prior

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior, Fritz Matthews

Russkies

Russkies

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle

Hello Again

Hello Again

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen

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

The Gemini Factor

The Gemini Factor

Days to next October 19

If 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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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Time Flies by Bill Cosby

Time Flies

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WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

Legacy by James A. Michener

Legacy

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In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes

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Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Sceptre

Dark Sceptre

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure game, Strategy

Publisher: Firebird Software

4th & Inches

4th & Inches

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple IIGS, DOS

Genre: American football Sports

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Thinking Machine Associates

Adventures of Dino Riki

Adventures of Dino Riki

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Rix Soft; NA Hudson Soft

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Argus Press Software Ltd.


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