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February 12, 1987

February 12, 1987, was a Thursday. It was 37 years and 5 months ago. 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 12, 1987:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 1987

These were the top five songs on 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.

Facts

This date was 13,666 days ago. Approximately 456 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 1987, in week 07. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 37 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 152 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 1987

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Thursday, February 12, 1987. 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" by George Michael & Aretha Franklin is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Critical Condition is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are 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, Scott La Rock, and Lee Marvin would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Dallas", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", and "Matlock". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "The Legend of Zelda", and "Paperboy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "ThunderCats", "She-Ra: Princess of Power", and "Pound Puppies".

Popular toys at the moment include Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Pony (figures), Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards), and Laser Tag.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 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

    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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 1987.

  • January 18, 1987: Soccer: Scottish defender Steve Clarke signs for Chelsea.
  • January 25, 1987: Super Bowl XXI: The New York Giants defeat the Denver Broncos by 39-20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
  • January 27, 1987: Soccer: John Aldridge signs for Liverpool.
  • February 4, 1987: Liberace passes away due to AIDS.
  • This date: February 12, 1987
  • February 22, 1987: Andy Warhol passes away.
  • February 27, 1987: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • March 4, 1987: US President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra affair.
  • March 6, 1987:
    • The film Lethal Weapon (1987), starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, is released in movie theaters.
    • 193 people die after the MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes 90 seconds after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
  • March 7, 1987: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats James Smith at the Las Vegas Hilton in Paradise, Nevada.
  • March 8, 1987: The final episode of The A-Team is aired.
  • March 9, 1987: U2 release their album The Joshua Tree.
  • March 11, 1987: Irish politics: Garret FitzGerald resigns as the leader of Fine Gael.
  • March 13, 1987:
    • Evil Dead II (1987) is released in cinemas.
    • Mobster John Gotti is acquitted on charges of loansharking, illegal gambling, murder, and armed hijackings.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 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 12, 1987 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 12, 1987

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 1987:

TV shows from February 1987.

Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster

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 12, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1987

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1987.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command

Were you born on February 12, 1987?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 12, 1993, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

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

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Actress
Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 7 on this day in 1987.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

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

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

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

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 12, 1987 was most likely conceived around May 22, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 1987 is close to November 5, 1987.

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Stats for February 12, 1987

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 1987:

  • 13,666 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,952 weeks have passed.
  • 1,180,738,800 seconds have passed since February 12, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,377,528,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 609,261,220,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 196,789,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 101,543,537 steps. That's roughly 45,130 miles.
  • 14,168,866 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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