The 15th of May, 1987, fell on a Friday. Day 135 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.
33 years, 0 months and 19 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 15th of May, 1987:
The former bodyguard of Lady Diana, Barry Mannakee, is killed in a road accident.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Andy Murray: Tennis player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of May, 1987:
United States: With Or Without You - U2
United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Ishtar" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 15th of May, 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.
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.
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.
The Last Emperor
"The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
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.
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.
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.
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, 0 months and 19 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on the 15th of May, 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 548031600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around the 15th of May, 1987:
8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
9th of May, 1987: 183 people are killed when LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kosciuszko crashes in Warsaw, Poland.
16th of May, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
14th of June, 1987: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1987 NBA Finals after they defeat the Boston Celtics 4-2.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 15th of May, 1987, will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 15th of May, 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.
Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
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 15th of May:
15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
15th of May, 1972: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
15th of May, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of May, 1987.
12,073 days have passed since this date.
1,043,107,200 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,216,958,400 times.
Since the 15th of May, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 538,243,315,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 173,851,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,707,219 steps. That's about 39,870 miles!
Since this date, 12,517,286 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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