Sunday May 31, 1987

US date format: 5/31/1987, UK date format: 31/5/1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Robert Ortiz and Hamilton Sabot. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Predator, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Intimate Partners by Maggie Scarf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Guild of Thieves or Genghis Khan.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
  • Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3.
  • Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Predator

Predator

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Country: United States of America

The Puppetoon Movie

The Puppetoon Movie

Directed by: Arnold Leibovit

Starring: Paul Frees, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Dick Beals

The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States of America

The Believers

The Believers

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia

Million Dollar Mystery

Million Dollar Mystery

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Eddie Deezen, Wendy Sherman, Rick Overton, Mona Lyden

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

Dr. Science

Dr. Science

CBS Summer Playhouse

CBS Summer Playhouse

The Roxy

The Roxy

Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 3 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Intimate Partners by Maggie Scarf

Intimate Partners

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“Anyone involved in, embarking on, or yearning for, an intimate relationship should buy, borrow or steal Intimate Partners.”–New WomanWhat goes on in our intimate attachments?

Glory Days by Dave Marsh

Glory Days

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How did critically acclaimed rocker Bruce Springsteen achieve icon status in the 1980s? Filled with candid comments from Springsteen, a behind-the-scenes perspective, and perceptive commentary, Glory Days chronicles both Bossmania and

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 …

The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Prince Of Tides

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PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Sceptre

Dark Sceptre

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure game, Strategy

Publisher: Firebird Software

The Guild of Thieves

The Guild of Thieves

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Rainbird Software

Death or Glory

Death or Glory

Platform: Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Publisher: CRL Group

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: vertically scrolling shooter

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

Platform: MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Koei


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