May 1st, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 121 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since May 1st, 1987.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1st, 1987:
United States: I Just Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
United Kingdom: La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Movie Box Office
What 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 May 1st, 1987 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer of 1987 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song I Just Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, La Isla Bonita by Madonna 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dallas", "Family Ties", "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Cosby Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Contra".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Jem and the Holograms", "Pingu" and "The Real Ghostbusters". Popular toys include the likes of "Cabbage Patch Kids", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Pound Puppies" and "Fluppy Dogs".
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 May 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.
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.
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.
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.
The 1987 Eurovision song contest is held in Brussels, Belgium. Ireland win the contest with the song "Hold Me Now" by Johnny Logan.
Basic facts and information about this date:
33 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since May 1st, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 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 546822000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 1987:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 1st, 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 May 1st, 1987 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1st, 1987 is the 8th of February, 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 May 1st, 1987.
12,272 days have passed since this date.
1,060,304,400 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,237,021,800 times.
Since May 1st, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 547,117,070,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,717,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,186,178 steps. That's about 40,527 miles!
Since this date, 12,723,653 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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