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September 28, 1987

September 28, 1987, was a Monday. It was 36 years, 7 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on September 28, 1987:

  • "Star Trek: The Next Generation" begins airing on television.
Birthdays

Born on September 28, 1987

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On September 28, 1987, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Didn't We Almost Have It All" by Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: "Pump Up The Volume" by MARRS

The music charts on September 28, 1987

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
  • Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  • I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett
  • I Heard A Rumour (From "Disorderlies") - Bananarama
  • Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
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Stakeout

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Stakeout".

Facts

This date was 13,389 days ago. Approximately 446 months have passed. It was the 271st day of 1987, in week 40. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 36 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 149 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 28, 1987

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Monday, September 28, 1987. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Didn't We Almost Have It All" by Whitney Houston is at the top of the singles charts, while "Pump Up The Volume" by MARRS is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Stakeout is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as James Baldwin, Heather O'Rourke, Andy Gibb, and Judith Barsi would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dynasty", "The Transformers", "The Cosby Show", and "Matlock".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Boulder Dash", and "Punch-Out!!". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Adventures of the Gummi Bears", "Pingu", and "The New Adventures of Jonny Quest". Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Mr Frosty, Laser Tag, and Fluppy Dogs.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 28, 1987.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable

    A new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" became fashionable in the late 1980s.
  • 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

    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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 28, 1987.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 28, 1987.

  • August 29, 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.
    • Actor Lee Marvin dies from a heart attack at the age of 63.
  • August 31, 1987: Michael Jackson releases the album "Bad".
  • September 7, 1987: The first episode of the tabloid talk show "Geraldo" is aired on TV.
  • September 9, 1987: 25 Liverpool fans are extradited to Belgium to stand trial on charges relating to the Heysel stadium disaster.
  • September 11, 1987:
    • The horror movie Hellraiser (1987) is released.
    • "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel wins Video of the Year at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 15, 1987: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murders Steven Walter Tuomi at the Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee.
  • September 18, 1987:
    • Fatal Attraction (1987) is released.
    • The first episode of the animated series "DuckTales" airs on TV.
  • September 22, 1987:
    • The first episode of "Full House" is aired on television.
    • Irish puppet duo Zig and Zag make their debut on RTÉ's "Dempsey's Den".
  • September 23, 1987: Soccer: Barcelona sack manager Terry Venables.
  • September 25, 1987: The Princess Bride (1987) is released in cinemas.
  • September 27, 1987: Golf: Europe wins the 1987 Ryder Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
  • This date: September 28, 1987
  • October 11, 1987: A major search for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland is called off.
  • October 19, 1987:
    • Soccer: Ray Houghton joins Liverpool.
    • Black Monday: A sudden stock market crash occurs.
  • October 23, 1987: Former English horse jockey Lester Piggott is sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax fraud.
  • October 27, 1987: Soccer: Terry Venables becomes the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 28, 1987, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 28, 1987 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1987

In September 1987, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from September 1987.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
My Two Dads
My Two Dads
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote

Cars in 1987

1987 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW 5 Series, the Cadillac Brougham, the Chevrolet Corsica, the Dodge Dynasty, the Mazda Étude, and the Mercury Tracer.

Cars in 1987.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on September 28, 1987

If you were a kid on September 28, 1987, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Full House
Full House
Beverly Hills Teens
Beverly Hills Teens
DuckTales
DuckTales

BraveStarr
BraveStarr
Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
ALF
ALF
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1987

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Popples
Popples
Fluppy Dogs
Fluppy Dogs
Laser Tag
Laser Tag
The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Transformers
Transformers
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1987.

Street Fighter 1987
Street Fighter
Metroid 1987
Metroid
Punch-Out!! 1987
Punch-Out!!
Double Dragon 1987
Double Dragon
Contra 1987
Contra
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.

Were you born on September 28, 1987?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 28, 1993, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 28.

Janet Munro

Janet Munro

Actress Deceased
Born on September 28, 1934
She was not alive on this date.

Ben E. King

Ben E. King

Soul singer Deceased
Born on September 28, 1938
He turned 49 on this day in 1987.

Bam Margera

Bam Margera

Television personality
Born on September 28, 1979
He turned 8 on this day in 1987.

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on September 28, 1984
She turned 3 on this day in 1987.

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Child actress Deceased
Born on September 28, 1992
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 28, 1987.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 28, 1987 was most likely conceived around January 5, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 28, 1987 is close to June 20, 1988.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 28, 1987:

  • 13,389 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,912 weeks have passed.
  • 1,156,809,600 seconds have passed since September 28, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,349,611,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 596,913,753,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 192,801,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 99,485,626 steps. That's roughly 44,216 miles.
  • 13,881,715 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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