December 20th, 1987, was a Sunday. It was day 354 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 5 months and 0 days have passed since December 20th, 1987.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
What happened on December 20th, 1987?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 20th, 1987.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Eddie Murphy Raw" was at the top of the box office on December 20th, 1987.
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 December 20th, 1987.
In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.
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.
The best NBA players in 1987 were Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, Kevin McHale and Larry Bird.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987.
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.
"Somewhere Out There" by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram would go on to win a Grammy for 1987's Song of the Year.
In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. 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.
From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
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 the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around December 20th, 1987.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.
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.
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1987.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Dennis the Menace
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The Real Ghostbusters
The Flintstone Kids
Jem and the Holograms
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1987.
Boglins (hand puppets)
Hot Looks (fashion model dolls)
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
The first game in the Final Fantasy series.
A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
Graphic adventure game.
Action game that was based on the film of the same name.
Released for the NES.
The first game in the Street Fighter series.
Action-adventure game that was released for the NES.
"Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" was a boxing game that was published for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Beat-em up game.
A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Sequel to the original Zelda game.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1987.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 20th.
Historical weather information for December 20th, 1987.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 20th, 1987.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 20th, 1987.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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