October 7th, 1987

October 7th, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 280 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 8 months and 27 days have passed since October 7th, 1987.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 7th, 1987:

  • United States: Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  • United Kingdom: Pump Up The Volume - MARRS

Movie Box Office

What 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 October 7th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. In America, the song Here I Go Again by Whitesnake is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Pump Up The Volume by MARRS 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. 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 "The Smurfs", "Cheers", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "Kate & Allie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Tetris" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Beverly Hills Teens".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball", "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)" and "Sylvanian Families".


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 October 7th, 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 8 months and 27 days have passed since October 7th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 7th, 1987, will be 32 years of age.
  • People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 560559600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 7th, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 7th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 7th, 1987 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
  • Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
  • 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.

1987 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1987.

"Full House" - "Beverly Hills Teens" - "DuckTales" - "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:

  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • 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
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 7th, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 50.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 10.41cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 11.18cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 7th, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 7th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 28th of December, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 7th, 1987 is the 16th of July, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Maniac Mansion - Graphic adventure game.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 7th, 1987.

  • 11,958 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,033,171,200 seconds have passed since the October 7th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,205,366,400 times.
  • Since October 7th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 533,116,339,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,195,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,852,723 steps. That's about 39,490 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,398,054 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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