Sunday May 24, 1987

US date format: 5/24/1987, UK date format: 24/5/1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Déborah François and Fabio Fognini. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Glory Days by Dave Marsh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Guild of Thieves or After Burner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes.

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Movies

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The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast

Directed by: Gabriel Axel

Starring: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Barfly

Barfly

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

La Bamba

La Bamba

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Country: United States of America

Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

The Howard Stern Show

The Howard Stern Show

It's Only Rock and Roll

It's Only Rock and Roll

Sekai no shasô kara

Sekai no shasô kara

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 3 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Glory Days by Dave Marsh

Glory Days

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How did critically acclaimed rocker Bruce Springsteen achieve icon status in the 1980s? Filled with candid comments from Springsteen, a behind-the-scenes perspective, and perceptive commentary, Glory Days chronicles both Bossmania and

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

Grace by James Spada

Grace

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"Oh Grace, we hardly knew you," wrote The Chicago Tribune about this book. "Spada presents us with a living, breathing Grace Kelly whose real life surpassed every male fantasy."

A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Full Throttle / Top Speed

Full Throttle / Top Speed

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Romstar

American Speedway

American Speedway

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Enerdyne Technologies

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

Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10, Master System, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Atari ST, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, Lynx, Mobile

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan (Japan) Taito (North America) Tradewest (NES) Mastertronic (computers)[1] HAMSTER (PS4)


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