* Singer Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 3, 1987.
* People who died in 1987- Andy Warhol died of a heart attack, on February 22, 1987. Liberace died on February 4, 1987 of AIDS-related complications, and Fred Astaire died of pneumonia on June 22, 1987.
* 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.' - Ronald Reagan requesting the elimination of the Berlin Wall.
* Margaret Thatcher is elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the third time.
* Camcorders started to become a regular household item.
* 'Thirty Something' debuts on ABC and departs from typical dramas, featuring analytical, self-absorbed baby-boomer characters.
* 'This is your brain... This is drugs... This is your brain on drugs' - A 1987 TV Ad.
* 1987 was the year that Red Bull started accelerating parties.
* The World's Population reaches approx five billion (5,000,000,000).
* Jim Bakker resigned as host of the PTL (Praise The Lord) Club in 1987, after a scandal involving former secretary Jessica Hahn.
* Prozac was released for use in US by Eli Lilly & Company.
* Movies in 1987 included: Moonstruck, Wall Street, The Last Emperor, Fatal Attraction.
* Alone - Heart
* Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
* Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
* C'est La Vie - Robbie Neville
* Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
* Shake Down - Bob Seger
* La Bamba - Los Lobos
* Always - Atlantic Starr
* Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang chung
* With Or Without You - U2
* Notorious - Duran Duran
* The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley - Jennifer Warnes
* I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
* Heart And Soul - T'pau
* Hip to Be Square - Huey Lewis
* Bad - Michael Jackson
* Land Of Confusion - Genesis
* Mony Mony - Billy Idol
* Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
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