April 1st, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 91 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 5 months and 20 days have passed since April 1st, 1987.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 1st, 1987:
United States: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
United Kingdom: Let It Be - Ferry Aid
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Blind Date" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 1st, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 1987 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Let It Be by Ferry Aid is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Blind Date is at the top of the Box Office. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "Cheers", "The Golden Girls" and "Matlock". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Contra". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Danger Mouse", "Jem and the Holograms" and "ALF".
Popular toys include the likes of "Commodore 64", "Pound Puppies", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Sylvanian Families".
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 April 1st, 1987.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Last Emperor
"The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
33 years, 5 months and 20 days have passed since April 1st, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 1st, 1987, will be 33 years of age.
People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 544230000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 1st, 1987:
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.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 1st, 1987, will have the star sign Aries.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: April 1st, 1987 falls under the Falcon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
ALF - About an alien called ALF.
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.
The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
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" - "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)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of April:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 1st, 1987.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 1st, 1987 was probably conceived around the 22nd of June, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 1st, 1987 is the 9th of January, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 1st, 1987.
12,227 days have passed since this date.
1,056,412,800 seconds have passed since the April 1st, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,232,481,600 times.
Since April 1st, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 545,109,004,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,068,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,851,501 steps. That's about 40,378 miles!
Since this date, 12,676,954 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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