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May 19th, 1987.

May 19th, 1987, was a Tuesday. It was day 139 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since May 19th, 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 19th, 1987.

  • United States: With Or Without You - U2
  • United Kingdom: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 19th, 1987.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • With or Without You - U2
  • Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
  • (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  • La Isla Bonita - Madonna
  • The Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh
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Ishtar

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Ishtar" was at the top of the box office on May 19th, 1987.

Take me back to May 19th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 19th, 1987 and it's a Tuesday. 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 Ishtar 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.

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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "Dallas", "Cagney & Lacey" and "'Allo 'Allo!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "Contra" and "Double Dragon".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heathcliff", "The Transformers", "She-Ra: Princess of Power" and "Dennis the Menace". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Commodore 64, Transformers, Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards) and Laser Tag.

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 19th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since May 19th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 19th, 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 548377200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 19th, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 19th, 1987
  • 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.
  • June 11th, 1987: UK politics: Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher secures a third term after defeating the Labour Party in the 1987 United Kingdom general election.
  • June 12th, 1987: The film Predator (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 14th, 1987: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1987 NBA Finals after they defeat the Boston Celtics 4-2.
  • June 17th, 1987: The dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

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 19th, 1987, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 19th, 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.

TV shows from May, 1987.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

The Transformers
The Transformers
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

Cars in 1987.

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.

Cars in 1987.

Kids' TV shows on May 19th, 1987.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1987.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

ALF
ALF

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Popples
Popples

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

SilverHawks
SilverHawks

The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids

Pingu
Pingu

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

The Transformers
The Transformers

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
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)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)

Popples
Popples

Fluppy Dogs
Fluppy Dogs

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Double Dragon 1987
Double Dragon
Beat-em up game.

Contra 1987
Contra
A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Sequel to the original Zelda game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Role-playing game.

Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Arcade game developed by Data East.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

1987 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1987.

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 19th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 19th.

Malcolm X

Activist. Deceased
Born on May 19th, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Peter Mayhew

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 19th, 1944
He turned 43 on this day in 1987.

Pete Townshend

Guitarist.
Born on May 19th, 1945
He turned 42 on this day in 1987.

Andre the Giant

French wrestler. Deceased
Born on May 19th, 1946
He turned 41 on this day in 1987.

Ashraf Ghani

Former Afghan President.
Born on May 19th, 1949
He turned 38 on this day in 1987.

Joey Ramone

Singer. Deceased
Born on May 19th, 1951
He turned 36 on this day in 1987.

Nicole Brown Simpson

Ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. Deceased
Born on May 19th, 1959
She turned 28 on this day in 1987.

Andrea Pirlo

Italian soccer player.
Born on May 19th, 1979
He turned 8 on this day in 1987.

Sam Smith

Singer.
Born on May 19th, 1992
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Marshmello

American music producer.
Born on May 19th, 1992
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

JoJo Siwa

Youtuber.
Born on May 19th, 2003
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Weather on May 19th, 1987.

Historical weather information for May 19th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 54.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 2.79cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 19th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 19th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 19th, 1987 was most likely conceived around August 26th, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 19th, 1987 is close to February 9th, 1988.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 19th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,617 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,802 weeks have passed.
  • 1,090,112,400 seconds have passed since the May 19th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,271,797,800 times.
  • Since May 19th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 562,497,998,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,685,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,749,666 steps. That's about 41,667 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,081,349 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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