July 21st, 1987

July 21st, 1987, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 202 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since July 21st, 1987.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 21st, 1987:

  • Guns N' Roses release their album "Appetite for Destruction", which contains the single "Welcome to the Jungle".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 21st, 1987:

  • United States: Alone - Heart
  • United Kingdom: Who's That Girl - Madonna

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 21st, 1987 and it's a Tuesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Alone by Heart is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Who's That Girl by Madonna is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 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 "Knots Landing", "Magnum, P.I.", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "The Transformers". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash", "Contra" and "Punch-Out!!". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Growing Pains", "Jem and the Holograms" and "ALF".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "My Little Pony (figures)" and "Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)".


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 July 21st, 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since July 21st, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 21st, 1987, will be 32 years of age.
  • People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 553820400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 21st, 1987:

  • 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.
  • June 24th, 1987: The comedy movie Spaceballs (1987) is released.
  • June 26th, 1987: Full Metal Jacket (1987) is released.
  • 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.
  • August 3rd, 1987: Def Leppard release their album "Hysteria".
  • August 5th, 1987: Two motorists are killed in Northern Ireland when actor Matthew Broderick crosses into the wrong lane and causes a head-on collision.
  • August 7th, 1987: Masters of the Universe (1987) is released.
  • August 14th, 1987: The Monster Squad (1987) is released.
  • August 14th, 1987: No Way Out (1987), starring Kevin Costner, is released in movie theaters.
  • August 17th, 1987: Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
  • August 19th, 1987: Hungerford massacre: 27-year-old Michael Ryan murders 16 people in a mass shooting in Hungerford, Berkshire.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 21st, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 21st, 1987 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

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.

"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"


1987 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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)
  • Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 21st, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 21.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 78.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 26 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 16.26cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.56cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 21st, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 21st, 1987 was probably conceived around the 11th of October, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 21st, 1987 is the 29th of April, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 21st, 1987.

  • 12,045 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,040,688,000 seconds have passed since the July 21st, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,214,136,000 times.
  • Since July 21st, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 536,995,008,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 173,448,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,499,168 steps. That's about 39,777 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,488,256 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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