June 30, 1987

June 30, 1987, was a Tuesday. It was 36 years, 11 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Song charts

Popular songs

On June 30, 1987, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: "It's A Sin" by Pet Shop Boys

The music charts on June 30, 1987

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
  • Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
  • In Too Deep - Genesis
  • Alone - Heart
  • Always - Atlantic Starr
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The Witches of Eastwick

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Witches of Eastwick".


This date was 13,503 days ago. Approximately 450 months have passed. It was the 181st day of 1987, in week 27. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 36 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 150 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 30, 1987

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Tuesday, June 30, 1987. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston is at the top of the singles charts, while "It's A Sin" by Pet Shop Boys is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie The Witches of Eastwick is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 Scott La Rock, Lee Marvin, James Baldwin, and Heather O'Rourke would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Family Ties", "Cheers", "Sherlock Holmes", and "Moonlighting". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link", and "Punch-Out!!". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Muppet Babies", and "21 Jump Street".

Popular toys at the moment include Lite-Brite, the Commodore 64, Turnin' Turbo Dashboard, and Sylvanian Families.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 30, 1987.

  • Predator is showing at movie theaters.

    Predator is showing at movie theaters

    The sci-fi action film "Predator" was showing at movie theaters in June and July. The film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite group of commandos who are being hunted by an advanced alien lifeform.
  • 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?

Notable events that happened close to June 30, 1987.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 30, 1987
  • 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.
  • July 13, 1987: Australian singer Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion".
  • July 17, 1987:
    • RoboCop (1987) is released in movie theaters.
    • 10 teenagers lose their lives after the Guadalupe River bursts its banks in Comfort, Texas.
  • July 18, 1987: The best-selling soundtrack album "Dirty Dancing" is released.
  • July 21, 1987: Guns N' Roses release their album "Appetite for Destruction", which contains the single "Welcome to the Jungle".
  • July 22, 1987: Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is critically wounded after being shot in the face on Ives Street in London.
  • July 28, 1987: Rap group Public Enemy release their song "Rebel Without a Pause".
  • July 29, 1987: Britain and France agree to build the Channel Tunnel.
  • July 30, 1987: Soccer: Brian McClair joins Manchester United.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 30, 1987, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 30, 1987 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • 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 shows in 1987

In June 1987, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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

Kids TV shows on June 30, 1987

If you were a kid on June 30, 1987, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Popular toys and games in 1987

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 30, 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 30, 1993, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 30.

Angela Raiola

Angela Raiola

Reality TV star Deceased
Born on June 30, 1960
She turned 27 on this day in 1987.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Born on June 30, 1966
He turned 21 on this day in 1987.

Cheryl Tweedy

Cheryl Tweedy

Born on June 30, 1983
She turned 4 on this day in 1987.

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

American swimmer
Born on June 30, 1985
He turned 2 on this day in 1987.



Youtube personality
Born on June 30, 1988
He was born exactly one year after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 30, 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 30, 1987 was most likely conceived around October 7, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 30, 1987 is close to March 22, 1988.

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Stats for June 30, 1987


Here are some interesting statistics about June 30, 1987:

  • 13,503 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,929 weeks have passed.
  • 1,166,659,200 seconds have passed since June 30, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,361,102,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 601,996,147,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 194,443,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 100,332,691 steps. That's roughly 44,592 miles.
  • 13,999,910 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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