December 12th, 1987, fell on a Saturday. It was day 346 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since December 12th, 1987.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 12th, 1987:
United States: Faith - George Michael
United Kingdom: China In Your Hand - T'Pau
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Throw Momma From the Train" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 12th, 1987 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The Christmas season of 1987 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Faith by George Michael is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, China In Your Hand by T'Pau is the number one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Throw Momma From the Train 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "Cheers", "Sherlock Holmes" and "Married... with Children". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Contra", "Maniac Mansion
" and "Mega Man".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heathcliff", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Jem and the Holograms" and "ALF". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball", "Sylvanian Families" and "Popples".
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 December 12th, 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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
32 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since December 12th, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1987.
Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 12th, 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 566265600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 12th, 1987:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.9 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 41.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.39 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
London, England: Temperature: 3.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on December 12th, 1987?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 12th, 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 December 12th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 4th of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 12th, 1987 is the 20th of September, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Mega Man - A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
- 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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 12th, 1987.
12,045 days have passed since this date.
1,040,688,000 seconds have passed since the December 12th, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,214,136,000 times.
Since December 12th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 536,995,008,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 173,448,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,499,168 steps. That's about 39,777 miles!
Since this date, 12,488,256 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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