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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Starring: John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Jerry Stiller, Wendy Gazelle

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Eugene Marner

Starring: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider

Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

Directed by: David Irving

Starring: Amy Irving, Billy Barty, Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer

The Allnighter

The Allnighter

Directed by: Tamar Simon Hoffs

Starring: Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, John Terlesky

Prick Up Your Ears

Prick Up Your Ears

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

Network 7

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

Dick Spanner, P.I.

Dick Spanner, P.I.

Days to next April 23

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Bolt by Dick Francis

Bolt

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Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is

The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

The Fatal Shore

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The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

The Thanatos Syndrome

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Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy. Ballantine Books, Inc.,1987

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office

The Fool's Errand

The Fool's Errand

Platform: Mac OS, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Miles Computing

Doremikko

Doremikko

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

221B Baker Street

221B Baker Street

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Datasoft

Earl Weaver Baseball

Earl Weaver Baseball

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Apple II

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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.


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