May 20th, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 140 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 3 months and 29 days have passed since May 20th, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 20th, 1987:
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 20th, 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.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 20th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "Kate & Allie", "She-Ra: Princess of Power" and "Matlock". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link" and "Contra". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Heathcliff", "Pingu" and "The Real Ghostbusters".
Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Commodore 64", "My Little Pony (figures)" 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 20th, 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, 3 months and 29 days have passed since May 20th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 20th, 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 548463600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 20th, 1987:
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.
May 27th, 1987: Football: Porto win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 2-1.
June 14th, 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 May 20th, 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).
Native American Zodiac: May 20th, 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 20th 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 20th, 1987.
12,175 days have passed since this date.
1,051,920,000 seconds have passed since the May 20th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,227,240,000 times.
Since May 20th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 542,790,720,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,320,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,465,120 steps. That's about 40,207 miles!
Since this date, 12,623,040 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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