The 18th of October, 1987, fell on a Sunday. Day 291 of 1987. Decade: 1980s.
32 years, 3 months and 8 days have passed since the 18th of October, 1987.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Zac Efron: Actor.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of October, 1987:
United States: Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
United Kingdom: You Win Again - 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.
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 the 18th of October, 1987.
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 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.
A young girl by the name of Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas. Between the 14th of October and the 16th of October, rescuers worked to free her. The case received widespread media attention at the time.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of October:
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 18th of October, 1987.
11,788 days have passed since this date.
1,018,486,800 seconds have passed since the 18th of October, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,188,234,600 times.
Since the 18th of October, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 525,539,188,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,747,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,589,865 steps. That's about 38,929 miles!
Since this date, 12,221,842 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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