May 4th, 1987, was a Monday. It was Day 124 of 1987. The decade was the Eighties.
36 years, 1 months, and 7 days have passed since May 4th, 1987.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
What happened on May 4th, 1987?
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1987.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Police Academy 4" was at the top of the box office on May 4th, 1987.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is May 4th, 1987, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.
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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship is the number-one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Police Academy 4 is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Fred Astaire, Lee Marvin, James Baldwin, and Heather O'Rourke would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Moonlighting", "Matlock", and "21 Jump Street".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link", "Contra", and "Double Dragon". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "ThunderCats", "Adventures of the Gummi Bears", and "Pound Puppies". Popular toys at the moment include Lite-Brite, Water Ring Toss, Transformers, and Mr Frosty.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 4th, 1987.
The 1987 Eurovision song contest was held in Brussels, Belgium. Ireland won the contest with the song "Hold Me Now" by Johnny Logan.
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.
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 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.
Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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.
VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1987.
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.
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.
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1987.
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Dennis the Menace
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The Real Ghostbusters
The Flintstone Kids
Jem and the Holograms
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1987.
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1987.
Beat-em up game.
A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Sequel to the original Zelda game.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
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.
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1987.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 4th, 1993, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 4th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of May.
Historical weather information for May 4th, 1987.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 4th, 1987.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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