Friday August 21, 1987

US date format: 8/21/1987, UK date format: 21/8/1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Cody Kasch and Kim Kibum. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. The Dead, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh or Avengers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • Clayton Lonetree, first US Marine court-martialed for spying, convicted.
  • At the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, the 14th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races are held, over three days. About 50,000 people attend. Chevrolet holds its official 75th birthday party. Many historic Corvettes are on display and 34 participate in races, including the 1957 Corvette SS, 1960 Le Mans Corvette, CERV I, CERV II, 1959 Stingray, 1970 Manta Ray, 1977 Aerovette, two 1956 Corvette SR-2s, 1969 Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corvette, 1971 ZR-2 Corvette, 1963 Z06 Corvette,

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Movies

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The Dead

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

The Last of England

The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Firehouse

Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Floyd on France

Floyd on France

På spåret

På spåret

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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.

Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng

Life And Death In Shanghai

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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh

Platform: Arcade Game, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, MSX, NES, Microsoft Windows, ZX Spectrum, Apple IIGS

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation and Romstar

Dragon Scroll

Dragon Scroll

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Konami

Galactic Trader

Galactic Trader

Platform: OpenVMS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: self-published

Avengers

Avengers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

Faxanadu

Faxanadu

Platform: Family Computer/NES, Virtual Console

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA/EU Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 21, 1987?

On August 21, 1987 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 21, 1987?

On August 21, 1987 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 21, 1987?

On August 21, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1987?

On August 21, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 1987?

On August 21, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 21, 1987?

On August 21, 1987 several famous people were born including, Cody Kasch, Kim Kibum, Sana Khan.

Which famous people died on August 21, 1987?

Famous people died on August 21, 1987 include, Karl Bruck.

What was the number one song in August 21, 1987?

The number one song in the week of August 21, 1987 was Who's That Girl by Madonna in US and La Bamba by Los Lobos in UK.

What were the top hits on August 21, 1987?

The top hits on August 21, 1987 were Who's That Girl by Madonna, La Bamba by Los Lobos, Luka by Suzanne Vega in US and La Bamba by Los Lobos, I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley in UK.


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