June 11, 1987

June 11, 1987, was a Thursday. It was 37 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on June 11, 1987?

  • UK politics: Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher secures a third term after defeating the Labour Party in the 1987 United Kingdom general election.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 11, 1987:

  • United States: "Always" by Atlantic Starr
  • United Kingdom: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 11, 1987

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
  • Always - Atlantic Starr
  • Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
  • The Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh
  • With or Without You - U2
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Beverly Hills Cop II

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop II" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 13,522 days ago. Approximately 451 months have passed. It was the 162nd day of 1987, in week 24. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on June 11, 1987, are now 37 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 150 seasons of weather since this date.

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The date is June 11, 1987, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1987 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Always" by Atlantic Starr is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Beverly Hills Cop II is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Sherlock Holmes", and "Who's the Boss?". In fashion, women are 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, Scott La Rock, Lee Marvin, and James Baldwin would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Mario Bros.", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Paperboy", and "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Pound Puppies", and "The New Adventures of Jonny Quest".

Children are playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Water Ring Toss, the Commodore 64, and Popples.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 11, 1987.

  • Margaret Thatcher wins a record third term.

    Margaret Thatcher wins a record third term

    In June 1987, Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher won a record third term in office after her party defeated Labour by 376 to 229 seats in the 1987 United Kingdom general election.
  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable

    A new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" became fashionable in the late 1980s.
  • 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

    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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.


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

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 11, 1987.

  • May 15, 1987:
    • The former bodyguard of Lady Diana, Barry Mannakee, is killed in a road accident.
    • Fox Television Network fires talk show host Joan Rivers and her husband, Edgar Rosenberg.
  • May 16, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
  • May 17, 1987: 37 US personnel are killed after an Iraqi fighter jet fires two Exocet missiles at the American frigate USS Stark.
  • May 20, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
  • May 22, 1987:
    • The first-ever Rugby World Cup begins in New Zealand and Australia.
    • Hashimpura massacre: 50 Muslim men are killed by the police near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, India.
    • The comedy film "Ernest Goes to Camp" is released.
  • May 27, 1987: Football: Porto win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 2-1.
  • June 2, 1987: Whitney Houston releases her album "Whitney".
  • June 3, 1987: Mob film The Untouchables (1987) is released.
  • June 5, 1987: The movie Harry and the Hendersons (1987) is released in cinemas.
  • June 10, 1987: Poltergeist III (1988) is released.
  • This date: June 11, 1987
  • June 12, 1987:
    • The film Predator (1987) is released in movie theaters.
    • "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall": US President Ronald Reagan calls on Mikhail Gorbachev to open the Berlin Wall.
  • June 14, 1987: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1987 NBA Finals after they defeat the Boston Celtics 4-2.
  • June 16, 1987: Bernhard Goetz is found not guilty of attempted murder following his 1984 shooting of four would-be burglars on a Subway train in Manhattan.
  • June 17, 1987: The dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.
  • June 19, 1987: 21 people are killed after Basque separatist group ETA detonates a car bomb at the Hipercor shopping centre in Barcelona, Spain.
  • June 20, 1987: New Zealand win the first-ever Rugby World Cup after defeating France 29-9 in the final.
  • June 22, 1987: American actor and dancer Fred Astaire passes away at the age of 88.
  • June 23, 1987: Actor Sean Penn is sentenced to 60 days in jail for reckless driving and for punching an extra on a movie set.
  • June 24, 1987: The comedy movie Spaceballs (1987) is released.
  • June 26, 1987: The war film "Full Metal Jacket" (1987) is released.
  • July 1, 1987: Moors murders: The body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade is discovered nearly 24 years after she was murdered.
  • July 3, 1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is sentenced to life in prison.
  • July 11, 1987: David Bowie headlines at Slane.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11, 1987, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11, 1987 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 11, 1987

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 11, 1987:

TV shows from June 1987.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1987

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters
The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids

Toys in 1987

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
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
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1987.

Punch-Out!! 1987
Double Dragon 1987
Double Dragon
Contra 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Paperboy 1986
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command

Were you born on June 11, 1987?

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 of their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 11.

Henry Hill

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant Deceased
Born on June 11, 1943
He turned 44 on this day in 1987.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Born on June 11, 1959
He turned 28 on this day in 1987.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Born on June 11, 1969
He turned 18 on this day in 1987.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member Deceased
Born on June 11, 1977
He turned 10 on this day in 1987.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Born on June 11, 1978
He turned 9 on this day in 1987.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Born on June 11, 1986
He turned 1 on this day in 1987.


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 11, 1987 was most likely conceived around September 18, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11, 1987 is close to March 3, 1988.

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Stats for June 11, 1987


Here are some interesting statistics about June 11, 1987:

  • 13,522 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,931 weeks have passed.
  • 1,168,300,800 seconds have passed since June 11, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,363,017,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 602,843,212,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 194,716,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 100,473,869 steps. That's roughly 44,655 miles.
  • 14,019,610 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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