October 15, 1987

October 15, 1987, was a Thursday. It was 36 years, 6 months, and 1 day ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 15, 1987:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 15, 1987

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  • Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
  • Carrie - Europe
  • I Heard A Rumour (From "Disorderlies") - Bananarama
  • U Got The Look - Prince
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Top movie at the box office

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


This date occurred 13,333 days ago. Approximately 444 months have passed. It was the 288th day of 1987, in week 42. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on October 15, 1987, are now 36 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 148 seasons of weather since this date.


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Take me back to October 15, 1987

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The date is October 15, 1987, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Lost In Emotion" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam is at the top of the singles charts, while "You Win Again" by The Bee Gees 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Equalizer", "Matlock", "21 Jump Street", and "My Two Dads". 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. People are playing video games such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Paperboy", and "Platoon".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Married... with Children", "21 Jump Street", and "Full House". Children are playing with toys such as Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Turnin' Turbo Dashboard, Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards), and Fluppy Dogs.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 15, 1987.

  • The rescue of Jessica McClure.

    The rescue of Jessica McClure

    On October 14th, 1987, a young girl by the name of Jessica McClure fell down a well in Midland, Texas. For the next two days, rescuers worked tirelessly to free her.
  • 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 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 15, 1987.

  • 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.
  • September 28, 1987: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" begins airing on television.
  • October 11, 1987: A major search for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland is called off.
  • This date: October 15, 1987
  • 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.
  • October 30, 1987: George Michael releases his debut album "Faith".
  • November 1, 1987: Donald Trump publishes his book "The Art of the Deal".
  • November 6, 1987: Reggie Miller plays his first game in the NBA.
  • November 7, 1987: Scottie Pippen makes his NBA debut for the Chicago Bulls.
  • November 8, 1987: 12 people are killed by a Provisional IRA bomb at a Remembrance Day service in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
  • November 13, 1987: The Running Man (1987) is released in cinemas.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 15, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 15, 1987 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on October 15, 1987

TV audiences were watching the following shows on October 15, 1987:

TV shows from October 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
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1987

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Full House
Full House
Beverly Hills Teens
Beverly Hills Teens

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
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Toys in 1987

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball
Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)
Micro Machines
Micro Machines
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1987.

Maniac Mansion
Maniac Mansion
Platoon 1987
Top Gun 1987
Top Gun
Street Fighter 1987
Street Fighter
Metroid 1987
Punch-Out!! 1987
Double Dragon 1987
Double Dragon
Contra 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Paperboy 1986
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash

Were you born on October 15, 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 October 15, 1993, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 15.

Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts

Actress Deceased
Born on October 15, 1949
She turned 38 on this day in 1987.

Tito Jackson

Tito Jackson

Born on October 15, 1953
He turned 34 on this day in 1987.

Dominic West

Dominic West

English actor
Born on October 15, 1969
He turned 18 on this day in 1987.

Andy Cole

Andy Cole

Soccer player
Born on October 15, 1971
He turned 16 on this day in 1987.

Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil

German soccer player
Born on October 15, 1988
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua

Born on October 15, 1989
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Ncuti Gatwa

Ncuti Gatwa

Born on October 15, 1992
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 15, 1987.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 15, 1987 was most likely conceived around January 22, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 15, 1987 is close to July 7, 1988.

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Stats for October 15, 1987


Here are some interesting statistics about October 15, 1987:

  • 13,333 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,904 weeks have passed.
  • 1,151,971,200 seconds have passed since October 15, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,343,966,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 594,417,139,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 191,995,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 99,069,523 steps. That's roughly 44,031 miles.
  • 13,823,654 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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