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May 11th, 1987.

May 11th, 1987, was a Monday. It was day 131 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since May 11th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 11th, 1987.

  • United States: With Or Without You - U2
  • United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Secret of My Success" was at the top of the box office on May 11th, 1987.

Take me back to May 11th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 11th, 1987 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1987 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song With Or Without You by U2 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Smurfs", "Family Ties" and "The Cosby Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link" and "Contra". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The Care Bears", "ALF" and "Married... with Children".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Pound Puppies and Pogo ball / Lolo ball.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 11th, 1987.

  • Eurovision 1987.

    Eurovision 1987.

    The 1987 Eurovision song contest was held in Brussels, Belgium. Ireland won the contest with the song "Hold Me Now" by Johnny Logan.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    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?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • The Last Emperor.

    The Last Emperor.

    "The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.

  • Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram - "Somewhere Out There"

    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.

  • 1987 in movies.

    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.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev.

    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 music.

    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.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. 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.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    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 the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since May 11th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 11th, 1987, will be 34 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1987 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 547686000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 11th, 1987.

  • April 19th, 1987: The Simpsons make their first-ever appearance on the The Tracey Ullman Show.
  • May 2nd, 1987: The song "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" is released by Whitney Houston.
  • May 4th, 1987: Soccer: Everton win the First Division title after a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
  • May 8th, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • May 9th, 1987: 183 people are killed when LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kosciuszko crashes in Warsaw, Poland.
  • This date: May 11th, 1987
  • 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.
  • May 20th, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
  • May 27th, 1987: Football: Porto win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 2-1.
  • June 2nd, 1987: Whitney Houston releases her album "Whitney".
  • June 3rd, 1987: Mob film The Untouchables (1987) is released.
  • June 5th, 1987: The movie Harry and the Hendersons (1987) is released in cinemas.
  • June 10th, 1987: Poltergeist III (1988) is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 11th, 1987, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 11th, 1987 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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 - Sitcom about an alien called ALF.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 11th, 1987.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1987.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1987.

  • Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
  • Popples
  • Fluppy Dogs
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

1987 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 11th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 11th of May.

  • May 11th, 1963: Natasha Richardson (English actress) turned 24 on this day in 1987.
  • May 11th, 1982: Cory Monteith (Actor) turned 5 on this day in 1987.
  • May 11th, 1984: Andres Iniesta (Spanish soccer player) turned 3 on this day in 1987.
  • May 11th, 1986: Abou Diaby (Former soccer player) turned 1 on this day in 1987.
  • May 11th, 1992: Thibaut Courtois (Belgian soccer player) was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Weather on May 11th, 1987.

Historical weather information for May 11th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 68.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.94 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 11th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 11th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 11th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,451 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,778 weeks have passed.
  • 1,075,766,400 seconds have passed since the May 11th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,255,060,800 times.
  • Since May 11th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 555,095,462,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,294,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,515,910 steps. That's about 41,118 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,909,197 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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