Friday April 24, 1987
US date format: 4/24/1987, UK date format: 24/4/1987
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 24, 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 Jan Vertonghen and Ben Howard.
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 Full Throttle / Top Speed or Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 24, 1987?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
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- Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 24, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?