The 20th of May, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. Day 140 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of May, 1987:
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th 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 20th 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.
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.
The 1987 Eurovision song contest is held in Brussels, Belgium. Ireland win the contest with the song "Hold Me Now" by Johnny Logan.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:
20th of May, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
20th of May, 2013: Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.
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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 1987.
11,842 days have passed since this date.
1,023,148,800 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,193,673,600 times.
Since the 20th of May, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 527,944,780,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,524,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,990,797 steps. That's about 39,107 miles!
Since this date, 12,277,786 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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