Radio Hits of 1987





1987 Sports


*World Series Champions: Minnesota Twins
*Superbowl Champions: New York Giants
*NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
*Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
*U.S. Open Golf: Scott Simpson
*U.S. Tennis: Ivan Lendl/Martina Navratilova
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Pat Cash/Martina Navratilova
*NCAA Football Champions: Miami
*NCAA Basketball: Indiana
*Kentucky Derby: Alysheba

Fashion Icons:


Elle Macpherson.

Other Facts (1987)

"*Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." - Ronald Reagan requesting the elimination of the Berlin Wall
*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.
*Thirtysomething debuts on ABC and departs from typical dramas, featuring analytical, self-absorbed baby-boomer characters.
*Movies in 1987 included: Moonstruck, Wall Street, The Last Emperor, Fatal Attraction.
*1987 was the year that Red Bull started accelerating parties.
*Spuds MacKenzie first appeared in Bud Light beer advertisements.
*Jim Bakker resigned as host of the PTL (Praise The Lord) Club in 1987, after a scandal involving former secretary Jessica Hahn.
*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.
*William Buckley, American hostage in Lebanon, reported slain (Jan. 20).
*"This is your brain... This is drugs... This is your brain on drugs" 1987 TV Ad.
*Prozac released for use in US by Eli Lilly & Company.
*After two and a half seasons, David and Maddie 'did it' on TV's Moonlighting. Then, the audience stopped watching the show.
*Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 165 miles per hour (266 km/h) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.
*"I'm going to Disneyworld" - Phil Simms after winning Superbowl XXI.
*Camcorders started to become a regular household item.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Mikhail Gorbachev
*Miss America: Kellye Cash (Memphis, TN)
*Miss USA: Michelle Royer (Texas)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Double Loves transforming plush animals, Jenga, Koosh ball, Pictionary.
What Was On TV:
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).






 







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"Tear down this wall!" was the challenge issued by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on June 12, 1987. Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin wall. Due to the amplification system being used, the President's words could also be heard on the Eastern (Communist-controlled) side of the wall. The address Reagan delivered that day is considered by many to have affirmed the beginning of the end of the Cold War and the fall of communism. On Nov. 9-11, 1989, the people of a free Berlin tore down that wall.




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