1987 Notables

 

Sports
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Series: 4-2

NCAA Football: Miami-FL Record: 12-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR points: 1,442
Stanley Cup: Edmunton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Series: 4-3
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos Score: 39-20
US Open Golf: Scott Simpson Score: 277 Course: Olympic Club Location: San Francisco, CA
World Series: Minnesota Twins vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series: 4-3

Popular Television Shows
The Cosby Show (NBC)
Roseanne (ABC)
A Different World (NBC)
Cheers (NBC)
60 Minutes (CBS)
The Golden Girls (NBC)
Who's the Boss? ( ABC)
Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
Empty Nest (NBC)
Anything But Love (ABC)

Popular Music
'Open Your Heart' ... Madonna
'Livin' on a Prayer' ... Bon Jovi
'Jacob's Ladder' ... Huey Lewis and the News
Lean on Me' ... Club Nouveau
'Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now' ... Starship
'I Knew You Were Waiting' ... Aretha Franklin & George Michael
'Died in Your Arms' ... Cutting Crew
'With or Without You' ... U2
'You Keep Me Hangin' On' ... Kim Wilde
'Always' ... Atlantic Starr

Grammy Awards
Record of the Year: 'Graceland' ... Paul Simon
Song of the Year: 'Somewhere Out There' ... James Horner & Barry Mann
Best Album: 'The Joshua Tree' ... U2
Male Vocalist: Sting ... 'Bring on the Night'
Female Vocalist: Whitney Houston ... 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)'

Popular Movies
Beverly Hills Cop III
Dirty Dancing
Dragnet
Fatal Attraction
Full Metal Jacket
La Bamba
Lethal Weapon
The Living Daylights
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Outrageous Fortune

Academy Awards
Best Picture: 'The Last Emperor'
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci ... 'The Last Emperor'
Best Actor: Michael Douglas ... 'Wall Street'
Best Actress: Cher ... 'Moonstruck'

Popular Books- Fiction 
'The Cardinal' of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
'The Sands of Time' by Sidney Sheldon
'Zoya' by Danielle Steel
'The Icarus Agenda' by Robert Ludlum
'Alaska' by James Michener

Tony Awards
Best Play: 'Fences' ... August Wilson
Best Musical: 'Les Miserables'
Best Actor in a play: James Earl Jones ... 'Fences'
Best Actress in a play: Linda Lavin ... 'Broadway Bound'
Best Actor in a musical: Robert Lindsay ... 'Me and My Girl'
Best Actress in a musical: Maryann Plunkett ... 'Me and My Girl'

 

President:  Ronald W. Reagan  
Vice President:  George Bush  

Population:  242,288,918  
Life expectancy:  74.9 years  

Dow-Jones    
High:  2,722  
Low:  2,722  

Federal spending:  $1003.91 billion  
Federal debt:  $2346.1 billion  
Inflation:  3.6%  
Consumer Price Index:  113.6  
Unemployment:  7%  

Prices  
Median Household Income:  $26,061.00  
Cost of a gallon of Milk:  $2.28