October 23rd, 1987, fell on a Friday. It was day 296 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since October 23rd, 1987.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 1987:
United States: Bad - Michael Jackson
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 23rd, 1987 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1987 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.
In America, the song Bad by Michael Jackson 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.
In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "Murder, She Wrote", "ALF" and "Married... with Children". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link", "Street Fighter" and "Maniac Mansion
". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Danger Mouse", "The Real Ghostbusters", "ALF" and "21 Jump Street".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Speak & Spell", "Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)" and "Jenga".
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 23rd, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Last Emperor
"The Last Emperor" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
Who were the best football players in 1987?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
33 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since October 23rd, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 23rd, 1987, will be 33 years of age.
People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 561942000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 23rd, 1987:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 45.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.
London, England: Temperature: 6.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
Who was the US President on October 23rd, 1987?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 1987?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 23rd, 1987 was probably conceived around the 13th of January, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23rd, 1987 is the 1st of August, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 23rd, 1987.
12,147 days have passed since this date.
1,049,504,400 seconds have passed since the October 23rd, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,224,421,800 times.
Since October 23rd, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 541,544,270,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,917,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,257,378 steps. That's about 40,114 miles!
Since this date, 12,594,053 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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