August 17th, 1987, fell on a Monday. It was day 229 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since August 17th, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 17th, 1987:
Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1987:
United States: Who's That Girl - Madonna
United Kingdom: I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Living Daylights" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 17th, 1987 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Who's That Girl by Madonna is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson 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. 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 "'Allo 'Allo!", "Kate & Allie", "Punky Brewster" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash" and "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "ThunderCats", "The Care Bears", "Jem and the Holograms" and "The Real Ghostbusters".
Popular toys include the likes of "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball", "Sylvanian Families" and "Fluppy Dogs".
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 August 17th, 1987.
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 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 and information about this date:
33 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since August 17th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 1987, will be 33 years of age.
People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 556153200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 1987:
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".
September 11th, 1987: "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel wins Video of the Year at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 1987, will have the star sign Leo.
Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 1987 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
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)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 17th, 1987.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 17th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 1987 is the 26th of May, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 1987.
12,087 days have passed since this date.
1,044,316,800 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,218,369,600 times.
Since August 17th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 538,867,468,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,052,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,811,245 steps. That's about 39,916 miles!
Since this date, 12,531,802 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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