Thursday May 21, 1987

US date format: 5/21/1987, UK date format: 21/5/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Ashlie Brillault . 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 Destiny by Sally Beauman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Street Fighter or Artelius.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
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Events

  • Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • Military coup in Fiji Islands under Lieutenant Colonel Sitivani Rabuka.

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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 21

If May 21, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 4 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.
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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?

HardBall!

HardBall!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, Sega Genesis, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Accolade

Esper Dream

Esper Dream

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Virtual Console, mobile phones

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Konami

Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade, various home systems

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

Artelius

Artelius

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

NES Open Tournament Golf

NES Open Tournament Golf

Platform: NES/Famicom, Famicom Disk System, PlayChoice-10, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS (Ambassador and Public Version) and Wii U)

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 21, 1987 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 21, 1987?

On May 21, 1987 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 21, 1987?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 21, 1987?

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

Which famous people are born on May 21, 1987?

On May 21, 1987 several famous people were born including, Ashlie Brillault.

Which famous people died on May 21, 1987?

Famous people died on May 21, 1987 include, Alejandro Rey.

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

The number one song in the week of May 21, 1987 was With Or Without You by U2 in US and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship in UK.

What were the top hits on May 21, 1987?

The top hits on May 21, 1987 were With Or Without You by U2, Looking For A New Love by Jody Watley, The Lady In Red by Chris DeBurgh in US and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, Can't Be With You Tonight by Judy Boucher, A Boy From Nowhere by Tom Jones in UK.


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