December 30th, 1987

December 30th, 1987, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 364 of 1987. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since December 30th, 1987.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 30th, 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 "Three Men and a Baby" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 30th, 1987 and it's a Wednesday. Christmas Day of 1987 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. 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 Three Men and a Baby 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 "'Allo 'Allo!", "Charles in Charge", "ALF" and "21 Jump Street". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Punch-Out!!" and "Maniac Mansion ". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Muppet Babies", "The Flintstone Kids" and "Adventures of the Little Koala".

Popular toys include the likes of "Transformers", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball", "Popples" 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 December 30th, 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 9 days have passed since December 30th, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 30th, 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 567820800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 30th, 1987:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 30th, 1987, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 30th, 1987 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • 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.

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" - "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 30th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 30th, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 12.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -11.06 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.28 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 30th, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 30th, 1987 was probably conceived around the 22nd of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 30th, 1987 is the 8th of October, 1988. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Final Fantasy - The first game in the Final Fantasy series.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 30th, 1987.

  • 11,880 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,026,428,400 seconds have passed since the December 30th, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,197,499,800 times.
  • Since December 30th, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 529,637,054,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,071,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,272,842 steps. That's about 39,232 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,317,141 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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