Wednesday 30 December 1987
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Noel Torres and Jake Cuenca.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael.
In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching MAZ ab!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga '88 or Apache Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 30 December 1987 ?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:30 December
- Premier Mugabe elected President of Zimbabwe
- Australia hangs on for draw versus New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground, one wicket left 17 runs short.
- The Pendolino train makes its debut in Italy.
- Tinker Hatfield designed the Nike Air Max.
- Shoko Asahara founds the Aum Shinrikyo cult.
- Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.
- Maglite introduces the 2AAA Mini Maglite battery, targeted for medical and industrial applications.
- Barry Minkow's ''ZZZZ Best'' fraud unravels.
- Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite, is found in the U.S.
- 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?), debut album by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, later known as The KLF.
- ''13 Going on 30'' (2004): The scenes where Jenna is thirteen take place on May 26, 1987.
- ''American Psycho'' (2000): According to director Mary Harron on the DVD commentary, the film is set around the end of 1987. Patrick Bateman is seen reading Zagat's Survey of this year as well.
- ''Fargo'' (1996): The film takes place in Minnesota, 1987
- ''Adventureland'' (2009): The film takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, summer 1987
- ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire'' (2009): The film takes place in Harlem, New York in 1987.
- ''Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story'' (2004): There is a picture of a fat White Goodman with the caption ampquotWhite Goodman ndash 1987ampquot on it.
- ''Rock of Ages'' (2012): The year in which this film takes place.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Faith
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
- Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb
- INXS - Need You Tonight
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