Thursday February 26, 1987

US date format: 2/26/1987, UK date format: 26/2/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 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 Julia Bond and Jin Hiramaki. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. In UK I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. Evil Dead II, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alfons Zitterbacke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Continental Circus or Fire Power.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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Events

  • 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
  • USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh / Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Washington Bullets block 20 Indiana Pacers shots tying NBA regulation game record.
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Movies

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Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Country: United States of America

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Country: United States of America

Angel Heart

Angel Heart

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Country: United States of America

Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Country: United States of America

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Street Legal

Street Legal

Fist of the North Star 2

Fist of the North Star 2

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No toca botón

Days to next February 26

If February 26, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 7 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Echoes In The Darkness by Joseph Wambaugh

Echoes In The Darkness

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On June 25, 1989, the naked corpse of schoolteacher Susan Reinert was found wedged into her hatchback car in a hotel parking lot near Philadelphia's "Main Line." Her

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

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In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

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She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

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

The Dinner Party by Howard Fast

The Dinner Party

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A novel written by the author of "The Immigrant", "The Immigrant's Daughter", "The Outsider", "The Pledge" and "Second Generation".

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Driller

Driller

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC

Genre: Racing simulation

Publisher: Taito

Esper Dream

Esper Dream

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Virtual Console, mobile phones

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Konami

Fire Power

Fire Power

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WebTV

Genre: Action

Publisher: MicroIllusions

Bismarck

Bismarck

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: UK Mirrorsoft; US Datasoft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 26, 1987?

On February 26, 1987 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 26, 1987?

On February 26, 1987 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 26, 1987?

On February 26, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 26, 1987?

On February 26, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 26, 1987?

On February 26, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 26, 1987?

On February 26, 1987 several famous people were born including, Julia Bond, Jin Hiramaki.

What was the number one song in February 26, 1987?

The number one song in the week of February 26, 1987 was Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi in US and I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin in UK.

What were the top hits on February 26, 1987?

The top hits on February 26, 1987 were Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi, Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis & The News, Keep Your Hands To Yourself by Georgia Satellites in US and I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin, Stand By Me by Ben E King, Heartache by Pepsi & Shirlie in UK.


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