May 8th, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 128 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 8 months and 9 days have passed since May 8th, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 8th, 1987:
8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 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 "The Secret of My Success" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 8th, 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, 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 The Secret of My Success 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 "Knots Landing", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Golden Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Transformers" and "The Care Bears". Popular toys include the likes of "Dungeons & Dragons", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)" and "Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)".
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 8th, 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, 8 months and 9 days have passed since May 8th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 8th, 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 547426800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 8th, 1987:
May 4th, 1987: Soccer: Everton win the First Division title after a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
May 9th, 1987: 183 people are killed when LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kosciuszko crashes in Warsaw, Poland.
May 15th, 1987: The former bodyguard of Lady Diana, Barry Mannakee, is killed in a road accident.
May 16th, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 1987.
12,308 days have passed since this date.
1,063,414,800 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,240,650,600 times.
Since May 8th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 548,722,036,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 177,235,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,453,673 steps. That's about 40,646 miles!
Since this date, 12,760,978 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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