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February 12th, 1987.

February 12th, 1987, was a Thursday. It was day 43 of 1987. The decade was the Eighties.

35 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since February 12th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12th, 1987.

  • United States: Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • United Kingdom: I Knew You Were Waiting For Me - George Michael & Aretha Franklin

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12th, 1987.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Open Your Heart - Madonna
  • At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters
  • Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Change Of Heart - Cyndi Lauper
  • Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox
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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 this day.

Take me back to February 12th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 12th, 1987, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Knew You Were Waiting For Me by George Michael & Aretha Franklin 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Andy Warhol, Fred Astaire, Lee Marvin and James Baldwin would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Two Ronnies", "The Transformers" and "Matlock". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "The Legend of Zelda" and "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fraggle Rock", "The Transformers", "Popples" and "Pound Puppies". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), 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 February 12th, 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, 4 months and 18 days have passed since February 12th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on February 12th, 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 540086400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to February 12th, 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.
  • This date: February 12th, 1987
  • February 22nd, 1987: Andy Warhol passes away.
  • February 27th, 1987: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • March 4th, 1987: U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra affair.
  • March 6th, 1987: The film Lethal Weapon (1987), starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 6th, 1987: 193 people die after the MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes 90 seconds after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
  • March 7th, 1987: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats James Smith at the Las Vegas Hilton in Paradise, Nevada.
  • March 8th, 1987: The final episode of The A-Team is aired.
  • March 9th, 1987: U2 release their album The Joshua Tree.
  • March 11th, 1987: Irish politics: Garret FitzGerald resigns as the leader of Fine Gael.
  • March 13th, 1987: Evil Dead II (1987) is released in cinemas.
  • March 13th, 1987: Mobster John Gotti is acquitted on charges of loansharking, illegal gambling, murder, and armed hijackings.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12th, 1987, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12th, 1987 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 12th, 1987.

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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 February, 1987.

TV shows from February, 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 February 12th, 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

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 February 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 February 12th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 12th.

Abraham Lincoln

US President. Deceased
Born on February 12th, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Scientist. Deceased
Born on February 12th, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Gucci Mane

Rapper.
Born on February 12th, 1980
He turned 7 on this day in 1987.

Mike Posner

Singer.
Born on February 12th, 1988
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Weather details

Weather on February 12th, 1987.

Historical weather information for February 12th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 26.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 12th, 1987.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 12th, 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 February 12th, 1987 was most likely conceived around May 22nd, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12th, 1987 is close to November 5th, 1987.

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Stats for February 12th, 1987

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 12th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,925 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,846 weeks have passed.
  • 1,116,716,400 seconds have passed since the February 12th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,302,835,800 times.
  • Since February 12th, 1987, the Earth has travelled approximately 576,225,662,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,119,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,037,610 steps. That's about 42,683 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,400,597 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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