Wednesday October 21, 1987
US date format: 10/21/1987, UK date format: 21/10/1987
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Andrey Grechin and Sam McTrusty.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson.
In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits.
Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Finders Keepers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exolon or APB.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 21, 1987?
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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- 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
- Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 10.15 percent.
- Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
- Ying-Chin Ho: Taiwan government official, dies at age...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 21, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
- The Bee Gees - You Win Again
- MARRS - Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)
- Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding - Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)
- Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Bad
- Glenn Jones - We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- The O'Jays - Lovin' You
- Ray Parker Jr. - I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone
- Deja - You And Me Tonight
- Angela Winbush - Angel
- Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush On Me
- Bert Robinson - Heart Of Gold
- Donna Summer - Dinner With Gershwin
Top #1 Latin songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 21If October 21, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 11 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 21 days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 21, 1987?
On October 21, 1987 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is October 21, 1987?
On October 21, 1987 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 21, 1987?
On October 21, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 21, 1987?
On October 21, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 21, 1987?
On October 21, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 21, 1987?
On October 21, 1987 several famous people were born including, Andrey Grechin, Sam McTrusty, Justin De Fratus.
Which famous people died on October 21, 1987?
Famous people died on October 21, 1987 include, Ying-Chin Ho.
What was the number one song in October 21, 1987?
The number one song in the week of October 21, 1987 was Bad by Michael Jackson in US and You Win Again by The Bee Gees in UK.
What were the top hits on October 21, 1987?
The top hits on October 21, 1987 were Bad by Michael Jackson, Causing A Commotion by Madonna, U Got The Look by Prince in US and You Win Again by The Bee Gees, Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) by MARRS, Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) by Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding in UK.