September 11th, 1987

September 11th, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 254 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 7 months and 10 days have passed since September 11th, 1987.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 11th, 1987:

  • "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel wins Video of the Year at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • The horror movie Hellraiser (1987) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 11th, 1987:

  • United States: La Bamba - Los Lobos
  • United Kingdom: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Stakeout" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is September 11th, 1987 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. In America, the song La Bamba by Los Lobos is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Stakeout 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 "Punky Brewster", "The Cosby Show", "Matlock" and "Married... with Children". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Contra".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heathcliff", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Married... with Children" and "21 Jump Street". Popular toys include the likes of "Commodore 64", "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)", "Fluppy Dogs" 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 September 11th, 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:

  • 33 years, 7 months and 10 days have passed since September 11th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 11th, 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 558313200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 11th, 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".
  • September 9th, 1987: 25 Liverpool fans are extradited to Belgium to stand trial on charges relating to the Heysel stadium disaster.
  • This date: September 11th, 1987
  • September 18th, 1987: Fatal Attraction (1987) is released.
  • September 22nd, 1987: The first episode of "Full House" is aired on television.
  • September 22nd, 1987: Irish puppet duo Zig and Zag make their debut on RTÉ's "Dempsey's Den".
  • September 23rd, 1987: Soccer: Barcelona sack manager Terry Venables.
  • September 25th, 1987: The Princess Bride (1987) is released in cinemas.
  • October 11th, 1987: A major search for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland is called off.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 11th, 1987, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 11th, 1987 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • 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.

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
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

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

  • Street Fighter - The first game in the Street Fighter series.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 11th of September:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 11th of September:

  • National Day of Catalonia

Weather

Weather information for September 11th, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.7 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on September 11th, 1987?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 11th, 1987?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 11th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 2nd of December, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 11th, 1987 is the 20th of June, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 11th, 1987.

  • 12,276 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,060,646,400 seconds have passed since the September 11th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,237,420,800 times.
  • Since September 11th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 547,293,542,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,774,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,215,590 steps. That's about 40,540 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,727,757 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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