|Cardinal||one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven|
(one thousand nine hundred and eighty-seventh)
1987 is the natural number following 1986 and preceding 1988.
1987 is an odd number and the 300th prime number. It starts the sexy prime triplet (1987, 1993, 1999). Being of the form 4n + 3, it is a Gaussian prime. It is a lucky number and therefore also a lucky prime. 1987 is a prime factor of the 9th number in Sylvester's sequence, and is the 15th prime to divide any number in the sequence.
In other fields
- UN 1987 is the UN number for the hazardous substance "Alcohols, n.o.s." (n.o.s. stands for not otherwise specified).
- There are 1987 ways to place 4 nonattacking chess kings on a 5 × 5 board.
- (sequence A075223 in OEIS).
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Chemical data sheet for: ALCOHOLS, N.O.S.".
- (sequence A061997 in OEIS).
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