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January 16th, 1987.

January 16th, 1987, was a Friday. It was day 16 of 1987. The decade was the Eighties.

35 years, 5 months and 18 days have passed since January 16th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 16th, 1987.

  • United States: Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
  • United Kingdom: Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 16th, 1987.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • Notorious - Duran Duran
  • Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
  • C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil
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The Golden Child

Top movie.

The movie "The Golden Child" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to January 16th, 1987!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 16th, 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 Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Liberace, Andy Warhol, Fred Astaire and Lee Marvin would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Facts of Life", "Knots Landing", "The A-Team" and "Punky Brewster". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Fraggle Rock", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Muppet Babies". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dungeons & Dragons, Turnin' Turbo Dashboard, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Sylvanian Families.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 16th, 1987.

  • 1987 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1987?

    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.

    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 movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • The Last Emperor.

    The Last Emperor.

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

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    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.

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

    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.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 35 years, 5 months and 18 days have passed since January 16th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 16th, 1987 will be 35 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1987 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 537753600.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 16th, 1987.

  • December 17th, 1986: US Marine Eugene Hasenfus is pardoned and released by the Nicaraguan government.
  • December 19th, 1986: The movie Platoon (1986) is released.
  • December 19th, 1986: Little Shop of Horrors (1986), starring Rick Moranis, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 31st, 1986: 98 people lose their lives after three disgruntled employees set fire to the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • January 1st, 1987: Vehicle registration plates in Ireland switch to the new YY–CC–SSSSSS format.
  • January 1st, 1987: The halfpenny coin is abolished in Ireland.
  • January 4th, 1987: 16 people are killed in the 1987 Maryland train collision.
  • January 8th, 1987: The Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for the first time in history.
  • This date: January 16th, 1987
  • January 18th, 1987: Soccer: Scottish defender Steve Clarke signs for Chelsea.
  • January 25th, 1987: Super Bowl XXI: The New York Giants defeat the Denver Broncos by 39-20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
  • January 27th, 1987: Soccer: John Aldridge signs for Liverpool.
  • February 4th, 1987: Liberace passes away due to AIDS.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 16th, 1987, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 16th, 1987 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

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Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1987.

TV shows from January, 1987.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

The Transformers
The Transformers
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Cars in 1987.

1987 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW 5 Series, the Cadillac Brougham, the Chevrolet Corsica, the Dodge Dynasty, the Mazda Étude and the Mercury Tracer.

Cars in 1987.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 16th, 1987.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1987.

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

ALF
ALF

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Popples
Popples

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

SilverHawks
SilverHawks

The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids

Pingu
Pingu

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

The Transformers
The Transformers

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1987.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1987.

Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)

Popples
Popples

Fluppy Dogs
Fluppy Dogs

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1987.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Sequel to the original Zelda game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Role-playing game.

Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Arcade game developed by Data East.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

1987 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1987.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1987.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 16th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 16th.

Roy Jones Jr.

Boxer.
Born on January 16th, 1969
He turned 18 on this day in 1987.

Kate Moss

Model.
Born on January 16th, 1974
She turned 13 on this day in 1987.

Aaliyah

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 16th, 1979
She turned 8 on this day in 1987.

Jennie Kim

South Korean singer.
Born on January 16th, 1996
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 16th of January.

  • Republic Day (India)
Weather details

Weather on January 16th, 1987.

Historical weather information for January 16th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 2.9 degrees Celsius. 10cm of snow fell. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 28.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.22 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.39 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 16th, 1987.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 16th, 1987.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 16th, 1987 was most likely conceived around April 25th, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 16th, 1987 is close to October 9th, 1987.

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Stats for January 16th, 1987

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 16th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,953 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,850 weeks have passed.
  • 1,119,135,600 seconds have passed since the January 16th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,305,658,200 times.
  • Since January 16th, 1987, the Earth has travelled approximately 577,473,969,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,522,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,245,662 steps. That's about 42,776 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,429,627 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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