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June 24th, 1987.

June 24th, 1987, was a Wednesday. It was day 175 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since June 24th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on June 24th, 1987?

  • The comedy movie Spaceballs (1987) is released.

Born on June 24th, 1987.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 24th, 1987.

  • United States: I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: Star Trekkin' - The Firm
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The Witches of Eastwick

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Witches of Eastwick" was at the top of the box office on June 24th, 1987.

Take me back to June 24th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 24th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Star Trekkin' by The Firm is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Witches of Eastwick 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 Lee Marvin, James Baldwin, Heather O'Rourke and Andy Gibb would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Transformers", "The Cosby Show" and "21 Jump Street". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "ALF". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, My Little Pony (figures), 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 June 24th, 1987.

  • Predator is showing at movie theaters.

    Predator is showing at movie theaters.

    In June and July of 1987, the sci-fi action film "Predator" was showing at movie theaters. The film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a team of an elite group of commandos who have to fight off an advanced alien that is hunting them down.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since June 24th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 24th, 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 551487600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 24th, 1987.

  • 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.
  • June 19th, 1987: 21 people are killed after Basque separatist group ETA detonates a car bomb at the Hipercor shopping centre in Barcelona, Spain.
  • June 22nd, 1987: American actor and dancer Fred Astaire passes away at the age of 88.
  • June 23rd, 1987: Actor Sean Penn is sentenced to 60 days in jail for reckless driving and for punching an extra on a movie set.
  • This date: June 24th, 1987
  • June 26th, 1987: Full Metal Jacket (1987) is released.
  • July 1st, 1987: Moors murders: The body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade is discovered nearly 24 years after she was murdered.
  • July 3rd, 1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is sentenced to life in prison.
  • July 11th, 1987: David Bowie headlines at Slane.
  • July 13th, 1987: Australian singer Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion".
  • July 17th, 1987: RoboCop (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 17th, 1987: 10 teenagers lose their lives after the Guadalupe River bursts its banks in Comfort, Texas.
  • July 18th, 1987: The best-selling soundtrack album "Dirty Dancing" is released.
  • July 21st, 1987: Guns N' Roses release their album "Appetite for Destruction", which contains the single "Welcome to the Jungle".
  • July 22nd, 1987: Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is critically wounded after being shot in the face on Ives Street in London.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 24th, 1987, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually .
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 24th, 1987 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Kid's TV shows on June 24th, 1987.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1987.

  • Adventures of the Little Koala
  • 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
  • Laser Tag
  • 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.

  • Punch-Out!! - "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" was a boxing game that was published for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • 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.

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 June 24th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 24th.

Charles Whitman

Mass murderer. Deceased
Born on June 24th, 1941
He was not alive on this date.

Mick Fleetwood

British musician.
Born on June 24th, 1947
He turned 40 on this day in 1987.

Solange Knowles

Singer.
Born on June 24th, 1986
She turned 1 on this day in 1987.

Tana Mongeau

Internet personality.
Born on June 24th, 1998
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of June.

  • St. John's Day

Weather on June 24th, 1987.

Historical weather information for June 24th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.4 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 74.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.5 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 24th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 24th, 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 June 24th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,506 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,786 weeks have passed.
  • 1,080,518,400 seconds have passed since the June 24th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,260,604,800 times.
  • Since June 24th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 557,547,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 180,086,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,924,582 steps. That's about 41,300 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,966,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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