Monday August 31, 1987

US date format: 8/31/1987, UK date format: 31/8/1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Jason Boland and Ondrej Pavelec. In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frank's Place. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avengers or Ballerburg.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
  • Michael Jackson's Bad music album is released, including songs "Bad", "Man in the Mirror", and "Smooth Criminal". The 18-minute music video Bad premieres on US TV.

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Movies

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Country: United States of America

Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Country: United States of America

Baby Boom

Baby Boom

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Starring: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

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

TV Series

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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

G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

A Year in the Life

A Year in the Life

Written by:

Starring: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Country: United States of America

Black Adder the Third

Black Adder the Third

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Communion by Whitley Strieber

Communion

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Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles

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Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day - patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their …

Misery by Stephen King

Misery

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The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal.

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Avengers

Avengers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

Butasan

Butasan

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Sharp X68000, PS4

Genre: action

Publisher: Jaleco

Ballerburg

Ballerburg

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Artillery game

Publisher: Eckhard Kruse

Hades Nebula

Hades Nebula

Platform: Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1987?

On August 31, 1987 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1987?

On August 31, 1987 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1987?

On August 31, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1987?

On August 31, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1987?

On August 31, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1987?

On August 31, 1987 several famous people were born including, Ondrej Pavelec, Jason Boland, Xavi Annunziata.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1987?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 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 31, 1987?

The top hits on August 31, 1987 were La Bamba by Los Lobos, I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson, Who's That Girl by Madonna 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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