April 2nd, 1987

April 2nd, 1987, fell on a Thursday. Day 92 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.

33 years, 2 months and 2 days have passed since April 2nd, 1987.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 2nd, 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.

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 2nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 33 years, 2 months and 2 days have passed since April 2nd, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 2nd, 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 544316400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 2nd, 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.
  • 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 22nd, 1987: The Irish National Lottery is launched.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 2nd, 1987, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 2nd, 1987 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 2nd, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.59cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 2nd, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 2nd, 1987 was probably conceived around the 23rd of June, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 2nd, 1987 is the 10th of January, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

2nd of April

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of April:

  • April 2nd, 1974: French president Georges Pompidou dies of cancer.
  • April 2nd, 1982: The Falklands War begins.
  • April 2nd, 2005: Pope John Paul II passes away.
  • April 2nd, 2015: A mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya results in 148 deaths.
  • April 2nd, 1989: WrestleMania V: Hulk Hogan defeats "Macho Man" Randy Savage at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • April 2nd, 1995: WrestleMania XI: Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • April 2nd, 2000: WrestleMania 2000: Triple H retains his title after winning in a four-way elimination match against The Rock, The Big Show and Mick Foley.
  • April 2nd, 2004: Hellboy (2004) is released.
  • April 2nd, 2006: WrestleMania 22: John Cena defeats Triple H at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • April 2nd, 2009: The TV show "ER" comes to an end after nearly fifteen years.
  • April 2nd, 2010: Clash of the Titans (2010) is released in cinemas.
  • April 2nd, 2010: Wrestler Chris Kanyon commits suicide.
  • April 2nd, 2018: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce that they are separating.
  • April 2nd, 2019: Social networking website Google+ is shut down.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 2nd, 1987.

  • 12,117 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,046,908,800 seconds have passed since the April 2nd, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,221,393,600 times.
  • Since April 2nd, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 540,204,940,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,484,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,034,157 steps. That's about 40,015 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,562,906 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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