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October 28th, 1987.

October 28th, 1987, was a Wednesday. It was day 301 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

33 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since October 28th, 1987.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 28th, 1987.

  • United States: Bad - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: You Win Again - The Bee Gees

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Stakeout" was at the top of the box office on October 28th, 1987.

Take me back to October 28th, 1987!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 28th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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 just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Transformers", "ALF" and "Married... with Children".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Tetris", "Contra" and "Street Fighter". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Muppet Babies", "The Flintstone Kids" and "Married... with Children". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, Pound Puppies, Sylvanian Families and Hot Looks (fashion model dolls).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 28th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jessica McClure.

    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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 33 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since October 28th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 28th, 1987, will be 33 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1987 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 562377600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 28th, 1987.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 28th, 1987, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 28th, 1987 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 28th, 1987.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1987.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.

1987 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1987.

1987 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1987. Let us bring you back to the days of Whitney Houston, U2, Rick Astley and Def Leppard!

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 28th of October.

Weather on October 28th, 1987.

Historical weather information for October 28th, 1987.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 43.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 28th, 1987.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 28th, 1987.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 28th, 1987 was most likely conceived around the 18th of January, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 28th, 1987 is close to the 6th of August, 1988.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 28th, 1987.

  • A total of 12,248 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,749 weeks have passed.
  • 1,058,223,600 seconds have passed since the October 28th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,234,594,200 times.
  • Since October 28th, 1987, the earth has travelled approximately 546,043,377,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,370,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,007,230 steps. That's about 40,448 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,698,683 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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