November 7, 1987

November 7, 1987, was a Saturday. It was 36 years, 6 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on November 7, 1987?

  • Scottie Pippen makes his NBA debut for the Chicago Bulls.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 7, 1987:

  • United States: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
  • United Kingdom: "You Win Again" by The Bee Gees

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 7, 1987

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

  • I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
  • Causing A Commotion - Madonna
  • Mony Mony - Billy Idol
  • Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
  • Bad - Michael Jackson
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Fatal Attraction

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Fatal Attraction" was at the top of the box office on November 7, 1987.


This date occurred 13,342 days ago. Approximately 445 months have passed. It was the 311th day of 1987, in week 45. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on November 7, 1987, are now 36 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 148 seasons of weather since then.


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Take me back to November 7, 1987

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is November 7, 1987, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany 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 Fatal Attraction 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 "'Allo 'Allo!", "Kate & Allie", "Charles in Charge", and "Married... with Children". 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 "Boulder Dash", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link", "Metroid", and "Street Fighter".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Snorks", "Pingu", and "Married... with Children". Children are playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Transformers, Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards), and Jenga.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 7, 1987.

  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 7, 1987.

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around November 7, 1987.

  • October 11, 1987: A major search for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland is called off.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 7, 1987
  • 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.
  • November 15, 1987: Workers in Brasov, Romania, rebel against Nicolae Ceausescu's communist regime.
  • November 18, 1987: 31 people die after a fire breaks out at the King's Cross tube station in London.
  • November 21, 1987: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are married.
  • November 25, 1987: 3 Men and a Baby (1987) is released in movie theaters.
  • November 28, 1987:
    • Mexican singer Victor Yturbe is shot and killed outside of his home in Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico.
    • 159 people are killed when South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean.
  • November 29, 1987:
    • Beaumont Hospital opens in Dublin.
    • 115 people are killed when Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up by North Korean agents.
  • December 1, 1987: American novelist James Baldwin passes away.
  • December 2, 1987: The song "It Must Have Been Love" is released by Roxette.
  • December 4, 1987: Pop star Madonna files for divorce from actor Sean Penn after two years of marriage.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 7, 1987, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 7, 1987 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in November 1987

The following TV shows were popular in November 1987:

TV shows from November 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 November 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 November 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 November 7, 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 November 7, 1993, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 7.

Carl Eugene Watts

Carl Eugene Watts

American serial killer Deceased
Born on November 7, 1953
He turned 34 on this day in 1987.

Dana Plato

Dana Plato

Actress Deceased
Born on November 7, 1964
She turned 23 on this day in 1987.

David Guetta

David Guetta

French DJ
Born on November 7, 1967
He turned 20 on this day in 1987.

Adam DeVine

Adam DeVine

Born on November 7, 1983
He turned 4 on this day in 1987.

Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah

Born on November 7, 1988
He was born exactly one year after this date.

David de Gea

David de Gea

Soccer player
Born on November 7, 1990
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.



Born on November 7, 1996
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Soccer player
Born on November 7, 2000
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on November 7, 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 November 7, 1987 was most likely conceived around February 14, 1987.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 7, 1987 is close to July 30, 1988.

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Stats for November 7, 1987


Here are some interesting statistics about November 7, 1987:

  • 13,342 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,906 weeks have passed.
  • 1,152,745,200 seconds have passed since November 7, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,344,869,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 594,816,523,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 192,124,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 99,136,087 steps. That's roughly 44,060 miles.
  • 13,832,942 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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