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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 17th, 1987.
The movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" was at the top of the box office on March 17th, 1987.
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.
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.
The best NBA players in 1987 were Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, Kevin McHale and Larry Bird.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
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.
"Somewhere Out There" by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram would go on to win a Grammy for 1987's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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 dominated the home computer market during this period.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
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.
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Notable events that occurred around March 17th, 1987.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
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.
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1987.
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1987.
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
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
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1987.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 17th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March.
Historical weather information for March 17th, 1987.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 17th, 1987.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 1987.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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