Sunday August 30, 1987
US date format: 8/30/1987, UK date format: 30/8/1987
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 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 Amie Yancey and Johanna Braddy.
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 Action Force or The Hunt for Red October.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 30, 1987?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
- Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
- Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee
- Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 30, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Lobos - La Bamba
- Madonna - Who's That Girl
- Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
- Suzanne Vega - Luka
- Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
- Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
- The Whispers - Rock Steady
- Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All
- Starship - It's Not Over (Til It's Over)
- Dan Hill - Can't We Try
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Levert - Casanova
- Force M.D.'s - Love Is A House
- Smokey Robinson - One Heartbeat
- Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
- Natalie Cole - Jump Start
- Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne - Love Power
- The System - Nighttime Lover
- Babyface - I Love You Babe
- Kool & The Gang - Holiday
- Atlantic Starr - One Lover At A Time
Top #1 Latin songs
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