What Happened in 1987?

1987 – The year of our graduation.

What’s all the fuss about this particular year? For me, it was the end of the greatest four years of my life – High School. It meant saying goodbye to great friends, teachers and fond memories. But different folks remember 1987 for all the awesome things (besides OUR graduation and Jacko’s release of his Bad album.) What do YOU remember?

1987 – What was hot?

1987 After many years of research a new drug AZT is used for the treatment of AIDS. After a long period of growth the US stockmarket drops 22.6% in one day on October 19th and throughout the rest of the world major falls are recorded by the end of October with Hong Kong dropping by 45.8%. In the UK 2 major transport disasters happen when A cross-channel ferry capsizes and an underground fire in Kings Cross Tube Station. England also suffers one of the worst storms in history when Hurricane force winds hit much of the South of England 

Of course, we all remember…

And this dude (below), attempted several coup attempts vs Cory’s government throughout the year…

Bobby Parks would also lead the San Miguel Beermen to the crown in the PBA Reinforced Conference beating coach Turo Valenzona’s Hills Bros 4 to 1

Meanwhile, in other news…

  • The First Criminal convicted using DNA Evidence was Robert Melias in England
  • Disposable Contact Lenses became available for commercial distribution
  • The Simpsons seen on TV for the first time
  • Search for Nessie reveals no evidence after 1.6 million dollar investment
  • US Stock Market Crashes on Monday, October 19th , 1987 with a 508 point drop or 22.6%
  • Stockmarkets around the world follow with falls, by the end of October Australia had fallen 41.8%, Canada 22.5%, Hong Kong 45.8%, and the United Kingdom 26.4%.
  • King’s Cross fire was an underground fire in Kings Cross Tube Station in London on November 18, 1987, which killed 31 people
  • The World’s Population reaches approx five billion (5,000,000,000)
  • Margaret Thatcher is elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the third time
  • Fox Broadcasting Co. made its prime-time TV debut
  • A rare earthquake 5.0 on the Richter scale affects 14 states in the Midwest and parts of Canada
  • Supertyphoon Nina strikes the Philippines submerging 14 fishing villages on the Philippine coast under water leaving 1,000 dead
  • Manilla Philippines Ferry Accident resulting in 4,000 dead


  • Michael Jackson with ” BAD “
  • Lionel Richie
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Janet Jackson
  • Heart
  • Whitney Houston
  • Bruce Hornsby and ” the Range “
  • George Michael with ” Faith “
  • Bryan Adams
  • Bananarama
  • Aretha Franklin
  • George Michael
  • U2 with ” With or Without You “


  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • The Untouchables
  • Stakeout
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • The Last Emperor
  • Wall Street
  • Dirty Dancing
  • RoboCop
  • Moonstruck
  • Knight Rider
  • The A-Team (their last year. Sigh)
  • McGyver
  • The Cosby Show
  • Growing Pains
  • Cheers

What about you? What other memories do have of this great year?

Just comment below. And don’t forget to share!


Source: The People History

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