Thursday December 24, 1987, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1987, UK date format: 24/12/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Victoire Belezy and Hugo Tout Seul. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Bad Taste, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavy Barrel or Ghost Hunters.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

Events

  • In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.

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Movies

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Bad Taste

Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Country: United States of America

Hell High

Hell High

Directed by: Douglas Grossman

Starring: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America

A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

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TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Turn on to T-Bag

Turn on to T-Bag

T and T

T and T

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

Seven Stories Of Christmas Love by Leo Buscaglia

Seven Stories Of Christmas Love

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This holiday classic contains personal stories based on Christmas memories. Five of the stories appeared originally in Woman's Day magazine, which initiated a tradition of printing an annual Buscaglia Christmas story

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

City Bomber

City Bomber

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Konami

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

4th & Inches

4th & Inches

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple IIGS, DOS

Genre: American football Sports

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, NES, MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 24, 1987?

On December 24, 1987 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 24, 1987?

On December 24, 1987 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 24, 1987?

On December 24, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1987?

On December 24, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 24, 1987?

On December 24, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 24, 1987?

On December 24, 1987 several famous people were born including, Victoire Belezy, Hugo Tout Seul, Brooke Westbrooks.

Which famous people died on December 24, 1987?

Famous people died on December 24, 1987 include, Joop den Uyl, John M "Joop" de Uyl, M G Ramachandran.

What was the number one song in December 24, 1987?

The number one song in the week of December 24, 1987 was Faith by George Michael in US and Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on December 24, 1987?

The top hits on December 24, 1987 were Faith by George Michael, So Emotional by Whitney Houston, Is This Love by Whitesnake in US and Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys, China In Your Hand by T'Pau, When I Fall In Love by Rick Astley in UK.


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