Pop Culture & News

  • Mikhail Gorbachev is Time Magazine's Man of the Year

  • DNA evidence was used for the first time to convict a man in England

  • The Simpsons first aired on the Tracy Ullman Show

  • Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Stock Market crash causes a 508 point drop

  • Jim Bakker resigned as host of the PTL (Praise The Lord) Club in 1987, after a scandal involving former secretary Jessica Hahn

Popular Music: Top Singles

  • Whitney Houston ? 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody'

  • U2 ? 'With or Without You'

  • Michael Jackson ? 'Bad'

  • Madonna ? 'Who's that Girl?'

  • Whitesnake ? 'Here I Go Again'

  • George Michael ? 'Faith'

  • Los Lobos ? 'La Bamba'

Popular Movies

  • Good Morning, Vietnam

  • Wall Street

  • Fatal Attraction

  • Beverly Hills Cop II

  • The Lost Boys

  • Full Metal Jacket

  • Lethal Weapon

  • Dirty Dancing


  • Prozac released for use in US by Eli Lilly & Company

  • The FDA approves AZT for HIV/AIDS

  • The first heart-lung transplant is performed

Then & Now

  • Cost of Superbowl ad in 87: $600,000. Cost today: $2 million for a 30 second spot

  • In 1987 Baltimore did not have an NFL team, as the Colts left for Indianapolis in 1984 and the Ravens didn't become Baltimore's team until 1996