*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
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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