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June 24th, 1987.

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

33 years, 10 months and 15 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.

  • Lionel Messi: Argentine Soccer player.

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

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "Knots Landing", "ThunderCats" and "Matlock". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "Boulder Dash" and "Punch-Out!!". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse", "The Care Bears" and "The Flintstone Kids".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, Cabbage Patch Kids, Big wheel (tricycle) and Popples.

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.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 33 years, 10 months and 15 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 33 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 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 17th, 1987: RoboCop (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • 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 - 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.

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
  • 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.

1987 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1987. Let us bring you back to the days of Whitney Houston, U2, Rick Astley and Def Leppard!

Celebrity birthdays.

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

  • June 24th, 1947: Mick Fleetwood (British musician) turned 40 on this day in 1987.
  • June 24th, 1986: Solange Knowles (Singer) turned 1 on this day in 1987.

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 12,373 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,767 weeks have passed.
  • 1,069,027,200 seconds have passed since the June 24th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,247,198,400 times.
  • Since June 24th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 551,618,035,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 178,171,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,936,339 steps. That's about 40,861 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,828,326 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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