Monday 21 December 1987
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Valerie Concepcion and Denis Alekseyev.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael.
In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Guild of Thieves or Colony.
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1987 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Valerie Concepcion: Filipino actress.
- Denis Alekseyev: Russian sprinter.
- Brad Howard: Australian footballer.
- 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
- Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 Cosmonauts to space station Mir
- Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov launched
- Turgut Özal, of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Faith
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
- Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb
- INXS - Need You Tonight
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