Wednesday May 20, 1987

US date format: 5/20/1987, UK date format: 20/5/1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Fra Fee and Mike Havenaar. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crystal Quest or Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name king
  • Tennessee court rules that WWF can not promote Harley Race as the King of Wrestling in Tennessee, upholding Jerry Lawler's claim.

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Movies

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The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast

Directed by: Gabriel Axel

Starring: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Barfly

Barfly

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

La Bamba

La Bamba

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Country: United States of America

Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

The Howard Stern Show

The Howard Stern Show

It's Only Rock and Roll

It's Only Rock and Roll

Sekai no shasô kara

Sekai no shasô kara

Days to next May 20

If May 20, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 4 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Glory Days by Dave Marsh

Glory Days

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How did critically acclaimed rocker Bruce Springsteen achieve icon status in the 1980s? Filled with candid comments from Springsteen, a behind-the-scenes perspective, and perceptive commentary, Glory Days chronicles both Bossmania and

The Eyes Of The Dragon by Stephen King

The Eyes Of The Dragon

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Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…The Eyes of the DragonA tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen

Grace by James Spada

Grace

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"Oh Grace, we hardly knew you," wrote The Chicago Tribune about this book. "Spada presents us with a living, breathing Grace Kelly whose real life surpassed every male fantasy."

A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crystal Quest

Crystal Quest

Platform: Macintosh, Apple IIgs, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm, Game Boy, Amiga, iPhone OS

Publisher: Casady & Greene (Macintosh), Stainless Games (Xbox 360)

Blazer

Blazer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Isometric shooter

Publisher: Namco

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Thinking Machine Associates

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Go!

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Traditional sports simulator


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