January 16th, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 16 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 5 months and 26 days have passed since January 16th, 1987.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 16th, 1987:
United States: Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
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 16th, 1987 and it's a Friday. People 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. 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 "Cheers", "The A-Team", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and "ThunderCats". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "The Legend of Zelda" and "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Jem and the Holograms".
Popular toys include the likes of "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Commodore 64" and "Transformers".
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 16th, 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.
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.
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.
The Last Emperor
"The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
33 years, 5 months and 26 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: Anyone born on January 16th, 1987, will be 33 years of age.
People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 537753600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 16th, 1987:
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).
Native American Zodiac: January 16th, 1987 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
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)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of January:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 16th, 1987.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 16th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 8th of April, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 16th, 1987 is the 26th of October, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Sequel to the original Zelda game.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 16th, 1987.
12,231 days have passed since this date.
1,056,754,800 seconds have passed since the January 16th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,232,880,600 times.
Since January 16th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 545,285,476,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,125,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,880,913 steps. That's about 40,392 miles!
Since this date, 12,681,058 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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