May 4th, 1987, fell on a Monday. It was day 124 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since May 4th, 1987.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Cesc Fabregas: Soccer player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1987:
United States: I Just Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
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 4th, 1987 and it's a Monday. 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, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship 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. 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "The Cosby Show", "Miami Vice" and "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash" and "Contra". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Cosby Show", "ALF" and "Married... with Children".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Water Ring Toss", "Transformers" and "Popples".
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 4th, 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.
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, 4 months and 17 days have passed since May 4th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 4th, 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 547081200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 1987:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 1987, will have the star sign Taurus.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 1987 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
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.
1987 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1987.
"21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "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 4th of May:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 1987.
12,194 days have passed since this date.
1,053,561,600 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,229,155,200 times.
Since May 4th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 543,637,785,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,593,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,606,298 steps. That's about 40,269 miles!
Since this date, 12,642,739 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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