8th of May, 1987

The 8th of May, 1987, fell on a Friday. Day 128 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of May, 1987:

  • 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th 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 "The Secret of My Success" 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 8th 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 8th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since the 8th 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 8th of May, 1987, will be 32 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 547426800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th 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 8th 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 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for the 8th of May, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1987 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1987 is the 15th of February, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.

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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 8th of May, 1987.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 1987.

  • 11,820 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,021,248,000 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,191,456,000 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 526,963,968,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,208,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,827,328 steps. That's about 39,034 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,254,976 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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