Thursday April 23, 1987
US date format: 4/23/1987, UK date format: 23/4/1987
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Neal Bridges and Boaz Mauda.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin.
In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Hot Pursuit, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Eyes Of The Dragon by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roxie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ALF: The First Adventure or The Fool's Errand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 23, 1987?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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- 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
- New Jersey Devils' farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) New York.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 23, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
- Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
- Prince - Sign O' The Times
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
- Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
- Madonna - La Isla Bonita
- Steve Winwood - The Finer Things
- Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
- U2 - With Or Without You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
- The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
- Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines - There's Nothing Better Than Love
- Atlantic Starr - Always
- Gregory Abbott - I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
- Smokey Robinson - Just To See Her
- Klymaxx - I'd Still Say Yes
- Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
- Cameo - Back And Forth
- Herb Alpert - Keep Your Eye On Me
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 23If April 23, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 5 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 25 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 23, 1987?
On April 23, 1987 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is April 23, 1987?
On April 23, 1987 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on April 23, 1987?
On April 23, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 23, 1987?
On April 23, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on April 23, 1987?
On April 23, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 23, 1987?
On April 23, 1987 several famous people were born including, Boaz Mauda, Neal Bridges, Michael Arroyo.
What was the number one song in April 23, 1987?
The number one song in the week of April 23, 1987 was I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin in US and La Isla Bonita by Madonna in UK.
What were the top hits on April 23, 1987?
The top hits on April 23, 1987 were I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin, Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House, Sign O' The Times by Prince in US and La Isla Bonita by Madonna, Let It Be by Ferry Aid, Respectable by Mel & Kim in UK.