Friday January 23, 1987

US date format: 1/23/1987, UK date format: 23/1/1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Cyril Cinélu and Dimitri Voutsinos. In that special week of January people in US were listening to At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Beyond Therapy, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exolon or Grand Prix Construction Set.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai

Events

  • Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
  • Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)

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Movies

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Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson, Tom Conti

Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubes, William Russ

Street Trash

Street Trash

Directed by: James M. Muro

Starring: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky

The Stepfather

The Stepfather

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer

TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Days to next January 23

If January 23, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 8 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

His Way by Kitty Kelley

His Way

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new afterword by the author in honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind

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Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses

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From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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

F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1

F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1

Platform: MSX home computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

Grand Prix Construction Set

Grand Prix Construction Set

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software/Acornsoft

Hydrofool

Hydrofool

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Faster Than Light

Ballerburg

Ballerburg

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Artillery game

Publisher: Eckhard Kruse

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 23, 1987?

On January 23, 1987 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 23, 1987?

On January 23, 1987 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 23, 1987?

On January 23, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 23, 1987?

On January 23, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 23, 1987?

On January 23, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 23, 1987?

On January 23, 1987 several famous people were born including, Cyril Cinélu, Dimitri Voutsinos, Andrea .

What was the number one song in January 23, 1987?

The number one song in the week of January 23, 1987 was At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera in US and Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson in UK.

What were the top hits on January 23, 1987?

The top hits on January 23, 1987 were At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera, C'est La Vie by Robbie Nevil, Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott in US and Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson, Jack Your Body by Steve 'Silk' Hurley, Is This Love by Alison Moyet in UK.


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