Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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 15th of May, 1987 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 15th of May, 1987, will be 31 years of age.
American Format: 05-15-1987 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1987-05-15. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19870515" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 548031600.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May:
Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of May, 1987:
United States: With Or Without You - U2
United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Ishtar" 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 15th of May, 1987.
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.
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.
Weather information for the 15th of May, 1987:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 59.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 24.38cm.
15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
15th of May, 1972: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
15th of May, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 15th of May, 1987. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of May, 1987.
11,633 days have passed since this date.
1,005,094,800 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,172,610,600 times.
Since the 15th of May, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 518,628,916,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,515,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,438,153 steps. That's about 38,417 miles!
Since this date, 12,061,138 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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