Wednesday January 21, 1987

US date format: 1/21/1987, UK date format: 21/1/1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Masa Zec-Peskiric and Damien Bonne. In that special week of January people in US were listening to At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Beyond Therapy, directed by Robert Altman, 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 Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Grand Prix Construction Set or Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day

Events

  • BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi.

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Movies

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Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson, Tom Conti

Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubes, William Russ

Street Trash

Street Trash

Directed by: James M. Muro

Starring: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky

The Stepfather

The Stepfather

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer

TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Days to next January 21

If January 21, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 days.
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Books

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It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

His Way by Kitty Kelley

His Way

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new afterword by the author in honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind

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Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses

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From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crossroads

Crossroads

Platform: Commodore 64

Grand Prix Construction Set

Grand Prix Construction Set

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software/Acornsoft

Final Lap

Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: The Edge

Evening Star

Evening Star

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants Ltd.


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