April 5th, 1987, fell on a Sunday. It was day 95 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since April 5th, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 5th, 1987:
The first episode of "Married... with Children" is aired.
Soccer: Arsenal win the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 5th, 1987:
United States: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
United Kingdom: Let It Be - Ferry Aid
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Police Academy 4" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 5th, 1987 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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 Police Academy 4 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 "Dallas", "The Transformers", "Punky Brewster" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Tetris" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "ThunderCats", "Growing Pains" and "ALF". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Dungeons & Dragons", "Water Ring Toss", "Commodore 64" 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 5th, 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.
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 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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
34 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since April 5th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 5th, 1987, will be 34 years of age.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 44.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 15.75cm.
London, England: Temperature: 8.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
Who was the US President on April 5th, 1987?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 5th, 1987?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 5th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 26th of June, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 5th, 1987 is the 13th of January, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 5th, 1987.
12,434 days have passed since this date.
1,074,297,600 seconds have passed since the April 5th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,253,347,200 times.
Since April 5th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 554,337,561,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,049,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,389,594 steps. That's about 41,062 miles!
Since this date, 12,891,571 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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