5th of May, 1987

The 5th of May, 1987, fell on a Tuesday. Day 125 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 1987:

  • United States: I Just Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  • United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Police Academy 4" 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 5th of May, 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.

  • Eurovision 1987

    The 1987 Eurovision song contest is held in Brussels, Belgium. Ireland win the contest with the song "Hold Me Now" by Johnny Logan.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of May, 1987, will be 32 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 547167600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of May, 1987:

  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 9th of May, 1987: 183 people are killed when LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kosciuszko crashes in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 20th of May, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
  • 3rd of June, 1987: Mob film The Untouchables (1987) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of May, 1987, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of May, 1987 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Weather

Weather information for the 5th of May, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 5th of May, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of May, 1987 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of May, 1987 is the 12th of February, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

5th of May

Events that have occurred on the 5th of May:

  • 5th of May, 1821: Napoleon Bonaparte dies.
  • 5th of May, 1972: 115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
  • 5th of May, 1981: Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike in prison.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The computer virus ILOVEYOU attacks computers worldwide.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The last episode of the TV show "Boy Meets World" is broadcasted.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The movie Gladiator (2000) is released.
  • 5th of May, 2002: The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
  • 5th of May, 2006: Mission: Impossible III (2006) is released.
  • 5th of May, 2014: Football: Crystal Palace dash Liverpool's title chances after scoring three goals in nine minutes.
  • 5th of May, 2018: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage.

Television

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

  • 21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • 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.

Computer Games

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

  • Contra - A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Sequel to the original Zelda game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 1987.

  • 11,879 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,026,349,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,197,407,400 times.
  • Since the 5th of May, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 529,596,187,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,058,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,266,031 steps. That's about 39,229 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,316,190 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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