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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Country: United States of America

Deadly Prey

Deadly Prey

Directed by: David A. Prior

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior, Fritz Matthews

Russkies

Russkies

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle

Hello Again

Hello Again

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

The Gemini Factor

The Gemini Factor

Days to next October 21

If 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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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Time Flies by Bill Cosby

Time Flies

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WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

Legacy by James A. Michener

Legacy

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In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes

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Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Exolon

Exolon

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Enterprise 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Hewson

APB

APB

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

500cc Grand Prix

500cc Grand Prix

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore C64/128, IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microïds

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, NES, MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

Beyond Dark Castle

Beyond Dark Castle

Platform: Apple Macintosh, C64, Apple IIGS, Amiga

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software

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.


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