November 8th, 1987, fell on a Sunday. It was day 312 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since November 8th, 1987.
On This Date
Events that occurred on November 8th, 1987:
11 people are killed by a Provisional IRA bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 8th, 1987:
United States: I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
United Kingdom: You Win Again - The Bee Gees
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Fatal Attraction" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is November 8th, 1987 and it's a Sunday. People are 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 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 Fatal Attraction is at the top of the Box Office.
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 "Sherlock Holmes", "The Equalizer", "Full House" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Contra" and "Punch-Out!!".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "21 Jump Street" and "Adventures of the Little Koala". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)" 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 November 8th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
32 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since November 8th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on November 8th, 1987, will be 32 years of age.
People born in 1987 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 563328000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around November 8th, 1987:
November 29th, 1987: 115 people are killed when Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up by North Korean agents.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 8th, 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).
Native American Zodiac: November 8th, 1987 falls under the Snake.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
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.
Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
1987 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
1987 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1987:
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of November:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on November 8th, 1987.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on November 8th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 29th of January, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 8th, 1987 is the 17th of August, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
- 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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about November 8th, 1987.
11,935 days have passed since this date.
1,031,180,400 seconds have passed since the November 8th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,203,043,800 times.
Since November 8th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 532,089,086,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,863,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,681,514 steps. That's about 39,414 miles!
Since this date, 12,374,165 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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