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July 29th, 1987.

July 29th, 1987, was a Wednesday. It was day 210 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years and 1 days have passed since July 29th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on July 29th, 1987?

  • Britain and France agree to build the Channel Tunnel.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 29th, 1987.

  • United States: Shakedown - Bob Seger
  • United Kingdom: La Bamba - Los Lobos
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Robocop

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Robocop" was at the top of the box office on July 29th, 1987.

Take me back to July 29th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 29th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Shakedown by Bob Seger is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, La Bamba by Los Lobos is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Robocop 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Who's the Boss?" and "Murder, She Wrote". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Tetris" and "Punch-Out!!". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heathcliff", "The Cosby Show", "The Care Bears" and "Growing Pains".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Pony (figures), Transformers 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 July 29th, 1987.

  • 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 and 1 days have passed since July 29th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 29th, 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 554511600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 29th, 1987.

  • 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.
  • This date: July 29th, 1987
  • July 30th, 1987: Soccer: Brian McClair joins Manchester United.
  • August 1st, 1987: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Tony Tucker at the Las Vegas Hilton in Paradise, Nevada.
  • 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 13th, 1987: Rap group N.W.A. release their debut single "Panic Zone".
  • 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 15th, 1987: Soccer: Peter Beardsley and John Barnes make their debut for Liverpool.
  • August 16th, 1987: 156 people are killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashes after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
  • 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.
  • August 21st, 1987: The movie Dirty Dancing (1987) is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 29th, 1987, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: July 29th, 1987 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 29th, 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 July 29th, 1993 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 29th.

Benito Mussolini

Italian dictator. Deceased
Born on July 29th, 1883
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Sirico

Actor.
Born on July 29th, 1942
He turned 45 on this day in 1987.

Wil Wheaton

Actor.
Born on July 29th, 1972
He turned 15 on this day in 1987.

Joey Essex

Television personality.
Born on July 29th, 1990
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Weather on July 29th, 1987.

Historical weather information for July 29th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.39 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 17.02cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 29th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 29th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 29th, 1987 was most likely conceived around the 19th of October, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 29th, 1987 is close to the 7th of May, 1988.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 29th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,420 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,774 weeks have passed.
  • 1,073,088,000 seconds have passed since the July 29th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,251,936,000 times.
  • Since July 29th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 553,713,408,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 178,848,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,285,568 steps. That's about 41,016 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,877,056 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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