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January 26th, 1987.

January 26th, 1987, was a Monday. It was day 26 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 6 months and 3 days have passed since January 26th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 26th, 1987.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Critical Condition" was at the top of the box office on January 26th, 1987.

Take me back to January 26th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 26th, 1987 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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 Critical Condition 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 "Columbo.", "Cheers", "Miami Vice" and "Matlock".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Tetris" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fraggle Rock", "Muppet Babies", "The Transformers" and "The Cosby Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Commodore 64, Transformers, Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards) and Sylvanian Families.

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 26th, 1987.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 6 months and 3 days have passed since January 26th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 26th, 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 538617600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 26th, 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 26th, 1987, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 26th, 1987 falls under the Otter.
  • 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 - Sitcom 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Kid's TV shows on January 26th, 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
  • Laser Tag
  • 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.

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 check out January 26th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 26th.

Ellen DeGeneres

Television host.
Born on January 26th, 1958
She turned 29 on this day in 1987.

Wayne Gretzky

Hockey player.
Born on January 26th, 1961
He turned 26 on this day in 1987.

Jose Mourinho

Soccer manager.
Born on January 26th, 1963
He turned 24 on this day in 1987.

Brendan Rodgers

Soccer manager.
Born on January 26th, 1973
He turned 14 on this day in 1987.

Sasha Banks

Wrestler.
Born on January 26th, 1992
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of January.

  • Australia Day

Weather on January 26th, 1987.

Historical weather information for January 26th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 11.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -11.28 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.39 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 26th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 26th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 26th, 1987 was most likely conceived around the 18th of April, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 26th, 1987 is close to the 5th of November, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 26th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,604 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,800 weeks have passed.
  • 1,088,982,000 seconds have passed since the January 26th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,270,479,000 times.
  • Since January 26th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 561,914,712,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,497,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,652,452 steps. That's about 41,623 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,067,784 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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