Monday October 26, 1987

US date format: 10/26/1987, UK date format: 26/10/1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Abudramae Bamba and Shawn Lauvao. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Bagdad Cafe, directed by Percy Adlon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Crystal Woman by Lynn V. Andrews was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathlord or Gee Bee Air Rally.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • Dow Jones down 156.83 points
  • Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Commission assassinated by death squads.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

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Movies

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Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe

Directed by: Percy Adlon

Starring: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann

The Running Man

The Running Man

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

White Mischief

White Mischief

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: Sarah Miles, Joss Ackland, Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance

Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

Directed by: Armyan Bernstein

Starring: Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns

Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Starring: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Pamela Gidley, Jennifer Balgobin

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NFL

American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Cleveland Browns : 17 - 30
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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

Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

Vuk Karadzic

Vuk Karadzic

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 10 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Crystal Woman by Lynn V. Andrews

Crystal Woman

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Lynn Andrews, bestselling author of Star Woman and Jaguar Woman, continues her "chronicle of the spirit" with an extraordinary journey to th e wilderness of Central Australia, where she discovers the

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

It'S All In The Playing by Shirley MacLaine

It'S All In The Playing

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The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Deathlord

Deathlord

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Esper Dream

Esper Dream

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

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Konami

Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Platform: C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS, Amstrad CPC, Tandy 1000, ZX Spectrum, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh II

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

John Elway's Quarterback

John Elway's Quarterback

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, NES, Apple IIGS, PC (MS-DOS), ZX Spectrum,

Genre: Traditional football simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games Tradewest (NES version)


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