Saturday October 31, 1987, Halloween

US date format: 10/31/1987, UK date format: 31/10/1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Nick Foligno and Jean-Karl Vernay. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Bagdad Cafe, directed by Percy Adlon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Crystal Woman by Lynn V. Andrews was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga '88 or Beyond Dark Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
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Events

  • A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes.

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Movies

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Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe

Directed by: Percy Adlon

Starring: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann

The Running Man

The Running Man

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

White Mischief

White Mischief

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: Sarah Miles, Joss Ackland, Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance

Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

Directed by: Armyan Bernstein

Starring: Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns

Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Starring: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Pamela Gidley, Jennifer Balgobin

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

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

Vuk Karadzic

Vuk Karadzic

Days to next October 31

If October 31, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Crystal Woman by Lynn V. Andrews

Crystal Woman

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Lynn Andrews, bestselling author of Star Woman and Jaguar Woman, continues her "chronicle of the spirit" with an extraordinary journey to th e wilderness of Central Australia, where she discovers the

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

It'S All In The Playing by Shirley MacLaine

It'S All In The Playing

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The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galaga '88

Galaga '88

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Game Gear, X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; JP Micomsoft; NA Atari Games; NA NEC

Amaurote

Amaurote

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Electronika BK 0011M

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Mastertronic

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-Person Rail Shooter Platformer

Publisher: JP Disc Original Group; NA Acclaim Entertainment

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: vertically scrolling shooter

Beyond Dark Castle

Beyond Dark Castle

Platform: Apple Macintosh, C64, Apple IIGS, Amiga

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 31, 1987 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 31, 1987?

On October 31, 1987 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 31, 1987?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 31, 1987?

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

Which famous people are born on October 31, 1987?

On October 31, 1987 several famous people were born including, Nick Foligno, Jean-Karl Vernay, Ashley Graham.

Which famous people died on October 31, 1987?

Famous people died on October 31, 1987 include, Joseph Campbell.

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

The number one song in the week of October 31, 1987 was Bad by Michael Jackson in US and You Win Again by The Bee Gees in UK.

What were the top hits on October 31, 1987?

The top hits on October 31, 1987 were Bad by Michael Jackson, Causing A Commotion by Madonna, I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany in US and You Win Again by The Bee Gees, Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) by MARRS, Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) by Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding in UK.


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