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January 19th, 1987.

January 19th, 1987, was a Monday. It was day 19 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 3 months and 21 days have passed since January 19th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 19th, 1987.

  • United States: At This Moment - Billy Vera
  • United Kingdom: Jack Your Body - Steve Silk Hurley

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Golden Child" was at the top of the box office on January 19th, 1987.

Take me back to January 19th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 19th, 1987 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. In America, the song At This Moment by Billy Vera is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Jack Your Body by Steve Silk Hurley 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "The A-Team", "The Cosby Show" and "Who's the Boss?".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Boulder Dash", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "The Legend of Zelda". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heathcliff", "Pingu", "The Flintstone Kids" and "ALF". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big wheel (tricycle), Pound Puppies, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Popples.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 19th, 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 3 months and 21 days have passed since January 19th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 19th, 1987, will be 34 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1987 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 538012800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 19th, 1987.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 19th, 1987, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 19th, 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.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on January 19th, 1987.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1987.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

1987 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

1987 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1987. Let us bring you back to the days of Whitney Houston, U2, Rick Astley and Def Leppard!

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of January.

Weather on January 19th, 1987.

Historical weather information for January 19th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.8 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.2 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.67 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -1.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 19th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 19th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 19th, 1987 was most likely conceived around the 11th of April, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 19th, 1987 is close to the 29th of October, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 19th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,530 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,790 weeks have passed.
  • 1,082,588,400 seconds have passed since the January 19th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,263,019,800 times.
  • Since January 19th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 558,615,614,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 180,431,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,102,602 steps. That's about 41,379 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,991,061 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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