Friday March 20, 1987

US date format: 3/20/1987, UK date format: 20/3/1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 20, 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 Emilia Attias and Taylor Davis (violinist). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Club Nouveau. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Retribution, directed by Guy Magar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Agent Orange or Bionic Commando.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • Soap opera Capitol final episode
  • Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7:00.36).
  • Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit.
  • NASA launches Palapa B2P.
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Movies

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Retribution

Retribution

Directed by: Guy Magar

Starring: Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing, Suzanne Snyder, Jeff Pomerantz

Munchies

Munchies

Directed by: Tina Hirsch

Starring: Harvey Korman, Charlie Stratton, Nadine Van der Velde, Alix Elias

Withnail & I

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Country: United States of America

The Grand Highway

The Grand Highway

Directed by: Jean-Loup Hubert

Starring: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert, Vanessa Guedj

Anguish

Anguish

Directed by: Bigas Luna

Starring: Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul, Àngel Jové

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Street Legal

Street Legal

Trst via Skopje

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

Days to next March 20

If March 20, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 6 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Fine Things

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Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

Boone by T. Boone Pickens Jr

Boone

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First printing of the first edition. Neff B224. Pickens was CEO of Mesa Petroleum, and for a time a person of national stature in the corporate world.

The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys

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"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

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She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up, strategy

Publisher: A&F Software

Final Lap

Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Hades Nebula

Hades Nebula

Platform: Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Capcom (Arcade) Go! (PC)

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Games (coin-op), Image Works (home ports)


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