March 4th, 1987

March 4th, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 63 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 1 months and 15 days have passed since March 4th, 1987.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 4th, 1987:

  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra affair.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 4th, 1987:

  • United States: Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • United Kingdom: Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is March 4th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Stand By Me by Ben E. King is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "The A-Team", "Miami Vice" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Contra". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "ThunderCats", "The Care Bears" and "Pingu".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".


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 March 4th, 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, 1 months and 15 days have passed since March 4th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 4th, 1987, will be 34 years of age.
  • People born in 1987 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 541814400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 4th, 1987:

  • February 4th, 1987: Liberace passes away due to AIDS.
  • February 22nd, 1987: Andy Warhol passes away.
  • February 27th, 1987: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: March 4th, 1987
  • March 6th, 1987: The film Lethal Weapon (1987), starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • March 20th, 1987: The FDA approves the anti-AIDS drug AZT.
  • March 22nd, 1987: The Irish National Lottery is launched.
  • March 23rd, 1987: The IRA detonates a car bomb at the British Army headquarters in Rheindahlen, West Germany.
  • March 26th, 1987: Soccer: Arsenal buy Alan Smith from Leicester City for £850,000.
  • March 29th, 1987: WrestleMania III: Hulk Hogan defeats Andre the Giant at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 4th, 1987, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 4th, 1987 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

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
  • 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)
  • Popples
  • Fluppy Dogs
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Contra - A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Sequel to the original Zelda game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 4th of March:


Weather

Weather information for March 4th, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 23.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.83 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.56 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on March 4th, 1987?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 4th, 1987?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 4th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 25th of May, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 4th, 1987 is the 12th of December, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 4th, 1987.

  • 12,466 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,077,058,800 seconds have passed since the March 4th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,256,568,600 times.
  • Since March 4th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 555,762,340,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,509,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,627,057 steps. That's about 41,168 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,924,706 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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