Friday August 28, 1987

US date format: 8/28/1987, UK date format: 28/8/1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 28, 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 Katie Green and Caleb Moore. 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 Dynamite Bowl or Ballerburg.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)

Events

  • Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

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Famous Deaths

  • John Huston: American film director, screenwriter and...

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

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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 28

If August 28, 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?

Dark Sceptre

Dark Sceptre

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure game, Strategy

Publisher: Firebird Software

Border Zone

Border Zone

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Captain Silver

Captain Silver

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System, NES

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Data East

Dynamite Bowl

Dynamite Bowl

Platform: MSX Family Computer NEC PC-8801

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Toshiba-EMI

Ballerburg

Ballerburg

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Artillery game

Publisher: Eckhard Kruse

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 28, 1987?

On August 28, 1987 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 28, 1987?

On August 28, 1987 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 28, 1987?

On August 28, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 28, 1987?

On August 28, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 28, 1987?

On August 28, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 28, 1987?

On August 28, 1987 several famous people were born including, Katie Green, Caleb Moore.

Which famous people died on August 28, 1987?

Famous people died on August 28, 1987 include, John Huston.

What was the number one song in August 28, 1987?

The number one song in the week of August 28, 1987 was La Bamba by Los Lobos in US and I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett in UK.

What were the top hits on August 28, 1987?

The top hits on August 28, 1987 were La Bamba by Los Lobos, Who's That Girl by Madonna, Don't Mean Nothing by Richard Marx in US and I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley in UK.


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