|<< - 1986|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl XXI Champions:
New York Giants
Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ivan Lendl/Martina Navratilova
Pat Cash/Martina Navratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Carol Alt, Christina Applegate, Kim Basinger, Naomi Campbell, Cher, Sybil Danning, Elvira, Linda Evangelista, Debbie Gibson, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Ireland, Heather Langenkamp, Kelly LeBrock, Heather Locklear, Traci Lords, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Tatjana Patitz, Victoria Principal, Linnea Quigley, Stephanie Seymour, Jewel Shepard, Helen Slater, Heather Thomas, Christy Turlington
"I'm going to Disneyworld"
"This is your brain... This is drugs... This is your brain on drugs"
"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."
"Snap out of it!"
"Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner"
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Kellye Cash (Memphis, TN)
Michelle Royer (Texas)
Jim Bakker resigned as host of the PTL (Praise The Lord) Club in 1987, after a scandal involving former secretary Jessica Hahn.
Gary Hart, Democrat,abandoned his 1988 campaign for U.S. president after details of his alleged affair with Donna Rice became public. Prior, he challenged reporters to "Follow me" around, and they did.
Robert "Budd" Dwyer was a former Pennsylvania politician
who, on January 22, committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth
with a handgun during a live televised press conference.
Iran-Contra - Reagan security advisor Ollie North was part of a plan to help anti-communist Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua with funds from Iran which directly (or indirectly) got hostages out of Iran. Isreal may or may not have been involved as well. It was much more confusing than it sounds here.
1987 was the year that Red Bull started accelerating parties.
A new word, "Borked" came into the political arena, meaning "railroaded through an interview, with no chance of being approved"
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1987: $600,000
Singer/songwriter Debbie 'Foolish Beat' Gibson vs Tiffany
who sand Tommy James' I Think We're Alone Now.
After two and a half seasons, David and Maddie 'did it' on TV's Moonlighting. Then, the audience stopped watching the show. Stars Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard were barely speaking in real life at this point.
Watching Moonlighting, until about 1/2 way through the season.
appearances & 1987's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Double Loves transforming plush animals, Jenga, Koosh ball, Pictionary(Pictionary was available in small markets since 1985)
Spuds MacKenzie first appeared in Bud Light beer advertisements.
Robert Bork was rejected by the U.S. Senate as a Ronald Reagan Supreme Court Justice.
|The Bomb (Movie):
Ishtar starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Three Men and A Baby
2. Fatal Attraction
3. Beverly Hills Cop II
4. Good Morning, Vietnam
6. The Untouchables
7. The Secret Of My Success
9. Lethal Weapon
10. The Witches of Eastwick
|The Bomb (Television):
Shelly Long Quit the popular NBC TV Show Cheers
|1987 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. A Different World (NBC)
4. Cheers (NBC)
5. 60 Minutes (CBS)
6. The Golden Girls (NBC)
7. Who's the Boss? ( ABC)
8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
9. Empty Nest (NBC)
10. Anything But Love (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1987 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1987: