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August 8th, 1987.

August 8th, 1987, was a Saturday. It was day 220 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 9 months and 2 days have passed since August 8th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1987.

  • United States: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • United Kingdom: La Bamba - Los Lobos

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Living Daylights" was at the top of the box office on August 8th, 1987.

Take me back to August 8th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 8th, 1987 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 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 The Living Daylights 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 "Dallas", "Cheers", "Kate & Allie" and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Boulder Dash", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Contra".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Transformers" and "21 Jump Street". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Water Ring Toss, Speak & Spell, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm) 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 August 8th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 33 years, 9 months and 2 days have passed since August 8th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 8th, 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 555375600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 8th, 1987.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 8th, 1987
  • 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.
  • August 29th, 1987: Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali passes away one month after he was shot in the face by an unknown assassin on Ives Street in London.
  • August 31st, 1987: Michael Jackson releases the album "Bad".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 8th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8th, 1987 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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 August 8th, 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 8th of August.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August.

  • Peace Festival

Weather on August 8th, 1987.

Historical weather information for August 8th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 72.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.11 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 8th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 8th, 1987 was most likely conceived around the 29th of October, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8th, 1987 is close to the 17th of May, 1988.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,329 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,761 weeks have passed.
  • 1,065,225,600 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,242,763,200 times.
  • Since August 8th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 549,656,409,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 177,537,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,609,402 steps. That's about 40,715 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,782,707 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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