December 16th, 1987

December 16th, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 350 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since December 16th, 1987.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1987:

  • United States: Faith - George Michael
  • United Kingdom: Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys

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 16th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. 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, Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys 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. 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "ALF", "Married... with Children" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Contra" and "Street Fighter". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Muppet Babies", "The Cosby Show" and "Jem and the Holograms".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Pogo ball / Lolo ball", "Sylvanian Families", "Fluppy Dogs" 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 16th, 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 32 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since December 16th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 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 566611200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 16th, 1987, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 16th, 1987 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

1987 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1987.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "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" - "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:

  • 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)
  • Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 16th, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.17 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.84cm. It was a windy day.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 16th, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 16th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 1987 is the 24th of September, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Mega Man - A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 1987.

  • 11,899 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,028,070,000 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,199,415,000 times.
  • Since December 16th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 530,484,120,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,345,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,414,020 steps. That's about 39,295 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,336,840 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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