20th of October, 1987

The 20th of October, 1987, fell on a Tuesday. Day 293 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 20th of October, 1987:

  • United States: Bad - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: You Win Again - Bee Gees

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Stakeout" 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 October, 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.

  • Jessica McClure

    A young girl by the name of Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas. Between the 14th of October and the 16th of October, rescuers worked to free her. The case received widespread media attention at the time.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since the 20th of October, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 20th of October, 1987, will be 31 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 561682800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 20th of October, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of October, 1987, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 20th of October, 1987 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Weather

Weather information for the 20th of October, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.9 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.99cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 20th of October, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 20th of October, 1987 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of October, 1987 is the 29th of July, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

20th of October

Events that have occurred on the 20th of October:

  • 20th of October, 1962: The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
  • 20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
  • 20th of October, 1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
  • 20th of October, 2011: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is assassinated.
  • 20th of October, 1995: The movie Mallrats (1995) is released.
  • 20th of October, 2006: The Prestige (2006) is released.
  • 20th of October, 2009: The song "Empire State of Mind" is released by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

Television

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

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean?Luc Picard.
  • Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
  • 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.

Computer Games

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

  • Street Fighter - The first game in the Street Fighter series.
  • Punch-Out!! - "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" was a boxing game that was published for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • 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 20th of October, 1987.

  • 11,656 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,007,078,400 seconds have passed since the 20th of October, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,174,924,800 times.
  • Since the 20th of October, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 519,652,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,846,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,608,742 steps. That's about 38,493 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,084,941 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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