Thursday December 31, 1987, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1987, UK date format: 31/12/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Emilie Le Pennec and Seydou Doumbia. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Bad Taste, directed by Peter Jackson, 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 Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doremikko or Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

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Movies

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Bad Taste

Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Country: United States of America

Hell High

Hell High

Directed by: Douglas Grossman

Starring: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America

A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Turn on to T-Bag

Turn on to T-Bag

T and T

T and T

First of the Summer Wine

First of the Summer Wine

Hannay

Hannay

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Bluebeard

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Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

The National Geographic Society by C. D. B. Bryan

The National Geographic Society

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For more than 100 years, the National Geographic Society has been bringing to a world-wide audience true stories of adventure, discovery and nature wonders.

Legacy by James A. Michener

Legacy

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In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bonecruncher

Bonecruncher

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Superior Software

Hi no Tori Hououhen

Hi no Tori Hououhen

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Doremikko

Doremikko

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS, Amstrad CPC, Tandy 1000, ZX Spectrum, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh II

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 31, 1987 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1987?

On December 31, 1987 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1987?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1987?

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

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1987?

On December 31, 1987 several famous people were born including, Emilie Le Pennec, Seydou Doumbia, Javaris Crittenton.

Which famous people died on December 31, 1987?

Famous people died on December 31, 1987 include, [Gordon] Randall [P D] Garrett, Jerry Turner.

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

The number one song in the week of December 31, 1987 was Faith by George Michael in US and Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle in UK.

What were the top hits on December 31, 1987?

The top hits on December 31, 1987 were Faith by George Michael, So Emotional by Whitney Houston, Is This Love by Whitesnake in US and Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle, Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys, China In Your Hand by T'Pau in UK.


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