4th of January, 1987

The 4th of January, 1987, fell on a Sunday. Day 4 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 4th of January, 1987:

  • 16 people are killed in the 1987 Maryland train collision.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of January, 1987:

  • United States: Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles
  • United Kingdom: Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Golden Child" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 4th of January, 1987.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1987 after he oversaw a number of political reforms in the Soviet Union.

  • 1987 in movies.

    Movies released in 1987 included Beverly Hills Cop II, Fatal Attraction, The Untouchables, Three Men and a Baby, Lethal Weapon, Predator, RoboCop, Dirty Dancing, Hellraiser, Spaceballs, The Untouchables, The Princess Bride and Full Metal Jacket.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    During this period, the mini skirt became extremely popular. Shoulder pads became increasingly smaller. Popular clothing included reversible inside-out coats, bright-colored shoes with thin heels, berets, lacy gloves, rugby sweatshirts, sweater dresses, jumpsuits, capri leggings, bike shorts and skirts worn with leggings. Colors included neon hues, plum, gold, and bright wines.

  • 1987 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1987 included The Bangles, Heart, Gregory Abbott, Whitney Houston, Starship, Robbie Nevil, Whitesnake, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Bob Seger, U2, Los Lobos and Bon Jovi.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of January:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 32 years, 9 months and 14 days have passed since the 4th of January, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 4th of January, 1987, will be 32 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 536716800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 4th of January, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 4th of January, 1987, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 4th of January, 1987 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Weather

Weather information for the 4th of January, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 20.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.08cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 4th of January, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 4th of January, 1987 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of January, 1987 is the 14th of October, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

4th of January

Events that have occurred on the 4th of January:


Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - About an alien called ALF.
  • The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
  • The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power - Animated TV series.
  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • The Legend of Zelda - An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of January, 1987.

  • 11,976 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,034,722,800 seconds have passed since the 4th of January, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,207,176,600 times.
  • Since the 4th of January, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 533,916,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,453,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,986,161 steps. That's about 39,549 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,416,674 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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