January 2nd, 1987

January 2nd, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 2 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since January 2nd, 1987.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Loic Remy: Soccer player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1987:

  • United States: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • United Kingdom: Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Golden Child" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 2nd, 1987 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Golden Child is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently wearing sweater dresses, short skirts, small shoulder pads, animal print, long full wool coats and bulky sweaters. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, sweatshirts, Nike Air Jordan shoes and denim. Because it's 1987, the radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Los Lobos, Rick Astley, Whitney Houston, the Pet Shop Boys, Bon Jovi, U2 and Madonna.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Love Boat", "The Cosby Show", "Murder, She Wrote" and "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "The Legend of Zelda". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "ThunderCats", "The Care Bears", "Growing Pains" and "Jem and the Holograms".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Water Ring Toss" and "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)".


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 January 2nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram - "Somewhere Out There"

    "Somewhere Out There" by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram would go on to win a Grammy for 1987's Song of the Year.

  • The Last Emperor

    "The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.

  • Who were the best football players in 1987?

    In 1987, the best soccer players were Ruud Gullit, Diego Maradona, Paulo Futre, Emilio Butragueño, Míchel, Gary Lineker, John Barnes, Marco van Basten, Gianluca Vialli and Bryan Robson.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1987?

    The best NBA players in 1987 were Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, Kevin McHale and Larry Bird.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 34 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since January 2nd, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 2nd, 1987, will be 34 years of age.
  • People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 536544000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1987, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1987 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - About an alien called ALF.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

1987 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1987.

  • ALF
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • The Flintstone Kids
  • Pingu
  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Growing Pains
  • The Care Bears
  • ThunderCats
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • The Transformers
  • Muppet Babies
  • Heathcliff
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show

1987 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1987:

  • Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
  • Popples
  • Fluppy Dogs
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

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

  • The Legend of Zelda - An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
  • Boulder Dash - Arcade game developed by Data East.
  • Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
  • Mario Bros. - Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

Weather

Weather information for January 2nd, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 5.59cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on January 2nd, 1987?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1987?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1987 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1987 is the 12th of October, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1987.

  • 12,476 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,077,926,400 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,257,580,800 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 556,210,022,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,654,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,701,670 steps. That's about 41,201 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,935,117 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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