October 12th, 1987

October 12th, 1987, fell on a Monday. It was day 285 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 9 months and 2 days have passed since October 12th, 1987.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1987:

  • United States: Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
  • United Kingdom: You Win Again - The Bee Gees

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 12th, 1987 and it's a Monday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You Win Again by The Bee Gees 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 "Dallas", "The Transformers", "Who's the Boss?" and "ThunderCats". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Punch-Out!!".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Transformers", "The Real Ghostbusters" and "Married... with Children". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Pound Puppies" 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 October 12th, 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, 9 months and 2 days have passed since October 12th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 12th, 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 560991600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 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 12th, 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 12th of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 12th of October:

  • Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • Columbus Day (USA)

Weather

Weather information for October 12th, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.8 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 44.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 3.56cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 12th, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 12th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 2nd of January, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 1987 is the 21st 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 12th, 1987.

  • 11,964 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,033,689,600 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,205,971,200 times.
  • Since October 12th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 533,383,833,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,281,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,897,306 steps. That's about 39,510 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,404,275 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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