Thursday April 30, 1987
US date format: 4/30/1987, UK date format: 30/4/1987
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 30, 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 Nikki Webster and Alipate Carlile.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew.
In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Hellraiser, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roxie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Firetrack or Basketball Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 30, 1987?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
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- New York Islanders' Mike Bossy plays his final game.
- Lou Lamoriello is named New Jersey Devils' president.
- Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.
- Hugh Dempster: Actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 30, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
- Madonna - La Isla Bonita
- Prince - Sign O' The Times
- U2 - With Or Without You
- Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
- Steve Winwood - The Finer Things
- Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
- Kool & The Gang - Stone Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
- Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines - There's Nothing Better Than Love
- Atlantic Starr - Always
- Smokey Robinson - Just To See Her
- Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
- Gregory Abbott - I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
- Klymaxx - I'd Still Say Yes
- Cameo - Back And Forth
- Lillo Thomas - Sexy Girl
- Patrice Rushen - Watch Out
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