August 21st, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 233 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 3 months and 7 days have passed since August 21st, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 21st, 1987:
The movie Dirty Dancing (1987) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 21st, 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 21st, 1987 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer of 1987 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Kate & Allie", "Sherlock Holmes" and "Who's the Boss?". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Punch-Out!!".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Heathcliff", "The Transformers" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". Popular toys include the likes of "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Transformers", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Popples".
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 21st, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Last Emperor
"The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
33 years, 3 months and 7 days have passed since August 21st, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 21st, 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 556498800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 21st, 1987:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 70.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 22.94 degrees Celsius. There was thunder.
Who was the US President on August 21st, 1987?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 21st, 1987?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 21st, 1987 was probably conceived around the 11th of November, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 1987 is the 30th 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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 21st, 1987.
12,153 days have passed since this date.
1,050,022,800 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,225,026,600 times.
Since August 21st, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 541,811,764,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,003,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,301,961 steps. That's about 40,134 miles!
Since this date, 12,600,274 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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