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March 17th, 1987.

March 17th, 1987, was a Tuesday. It was day 76 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since March 17th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 17th, 1987.

  • United States: Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
  • United Kingdom: Everything I Own - Boy George
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" was at the top of the box office on March 17th, 1987.

Take me back to March 17th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 17th, 1987 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In America, the song Lean On Me by Club Nouveau is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Everything I Own by Boy George 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Fred Astaire, Lee Marvin, James Baldwin and Heather O'Rourke would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Miami Vice", "ThunderCats" and "The Equalizer".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Muppet Babies", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Pingu". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Speak & Spell, My Little Pony (figures), Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

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 March 17th, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since March 17th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 17th, 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 542937600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 17th, 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 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.
  • This date: March 17th, 1987
  • 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.
  • April 5th, 1987: The first episode of "Married... with Children" is aired.
  • April 5th, 1987: Soccer: Arsenal win the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17th, 1987, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: March 17th, 1987 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

TV shows from March, 1987.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

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.

Kid's TV shows on March 17th, 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
  • 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.

  • Contra 1987

    Contra
    A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.

  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
    Sequel to the original Zelda game.

  • 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 check out March 17th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 17th.

Nat King Cole

Singer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1942
He turned 45 on this day in 1987.

Kurt Russell

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1951
He turned 36 on this day in 1987.

Rob Lowe

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1964
He turned 23 on this day in 1987.

Test

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1975
He turned 12 on this day in 1987.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March.

  • St. Patrick's Day

Weather on March 17th, 1987.

Historical weather information for March 17th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.72 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 17th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 17th, 1987 was most likely conceived around the 7th of June, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17th, 1987 is close to the 25th of December, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,638 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,805 weeks have passed.
  • 1,091,919,600 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,273,906,200 times.
  • Since March 17th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 563,430,513,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,986,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,905,086 steps. That's about 41,736 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,103,035 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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