Monday August 24, 1987

US date format: 8/24/1987, UK date format: 24/8/1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 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 Jonathan Duhamel and Jon Scheyer. In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Guild of Thieves or The Faery Tale Adventure.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes.

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Movies

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Near Dark

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

The Dead

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

The Last of England

The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Firehouse

Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Starring: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knightmare

Knightmare

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Starring: Hugo Myatt, David Learner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knights of God

Knights of God

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng

Life And Death In Shanghai

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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

Sarum

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A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

More Die Of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow

More Die Of Heartbreak

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Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest.

Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Fine Things

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Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

Weep No More, My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark

Weep No More, My Lady

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Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game, Arcade adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

The Guild of Thieves

The Guild of Thieves

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Rainbird Software

After Burner

After Burner

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, PC Engine, Sega 32X, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Global Commander

Global Commander

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

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Martech, Datasoft

The Faery Tale Adventure

The Faery Tale Adventure

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Macintosh

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: MicroIllusions Electronic Arts (Genesis version)


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