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Totally useless, yet entertaining information about the year 1987.

Top News Headlines

  • Evangelist Jim Baker Admits To Making Payments To Cover sexual Infidelity 
  • Iraqi Missile Hits SS "Stark" In Persian Gulf And Kills 37 
  • 19 Year Old German Flies Small Plane Into Moscow Square 
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Is Replaced By Alan Greenspan 
  • Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Is Re-elected For Third Time 
  • Oliver North Takes Fifth Amendment In Contra Investigation 
  • Dow Suffers Worst One Day Fall In History, 508 Points 

  • Gary Hart withdraws from Presidential race when sexual indiscretion is exposed 
  • Dow tops 2,700 
  • 338 of 452 are convicted in Mafia trial in Polermo, Italy 
  • Died; Fred Astaire , jackie Gleson, Liberace, Rita Hayworth 
  • Dow one day drop of 508 points becomes know as "Black Monday" 
  • 50,000 gather at "Graceland", on the 10th anniversary of Elvis's death 


    Top Movies 

    Three Men and a Baby  $167,780,960        
    Fatal Attraction  $156,645,693    
    Beverly Hills Cop 2  $153,665,036        
    Good Morning, Vietnam  $123,922,370      
    Moonstruck  $80,640,528      

    Top 20 Television Shows

    ) The Cosby Show     
    ) A Different World     
    ) Cheers     
    ) Growing Pains     
    ) Night Court     
    ) The Golden Girls     
    ) Who's the Boss?     
    ) 60 Minutes     
    ) Murder She Wrote     
    10  ) The Wonder Years     
    11  ) Alf     
    12  ) Moonlighting     
    13  ) L.A. Law     
    14  ) NFL Monday Night Football     
    15  ) Matlock     
    16  ) Dear John     
    17  ) Amen     
    18  ) Family Ties     
    19  ) Hunter     
    20  ) The CBS Sunday Night Movie     

    Billboard Top Ten

    1. With Or Without You - U2 
    2. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde 
    3. C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil 
    4. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin & George Michael 
    5. At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters 
    6. I Heard A Rumour - Bananarama 
    7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle 
    8. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House 
    9. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship 

    10. Lady In Red, The - Chris De Burgh 

    Top Albums

    Control - Janet Jackson    
    Fore! - Huey Lewis and the News    
    Invisible Touch - Genesis    
    Licensed to ill - Beastie Boys    
    Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi    
    The Joshua Tree - U2    

    The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and the Range 

    Sports

      

     

    Football

    Superbowl 

     

    XXII 

     

     

    WASHINGTON 

     

    42 

     

     

    Denver 

     

    10 

      
    Pro MVP:  Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR & John Elway, Denver, QB 
      
    College Football:  Miami-FL 
      
    Heisman Trophy:  Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR 
      
    Rose Bowl:  Michigan St. 20, USC 17 
    Orange Bowl:  Miami-FL 20, Oklahoma 14 
    Cotton Bowl:  Texas A&M 35, Notre Dame 10 
    Sugar Bowl:  16-16, Syracuse vs Auburn 

     Basketball

    NBA Championship 

    Winner:  LA Lakers  4-2 (WWLWLW)  - Coach:  Pat Riley 

    Opposing Team:  BOSTON  - Coach:  K.C. Jones 

      

    NBA MVP:  Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, G  Ave Score:  23.9 

      

    NCAA National Champions:  Indiana  30-4  - Coach:  Bob Knight 


    Baseball

    World Series 

    Winner:   Minnesota  4-3 (WWLLLWW)  - Coach:  Tom Kelly 

    Opposing Team:  ST.L. CARDINALS  - Coach:  Whitey Herzog 

      

    National League 

    MVP:  Andre Dawson, Chi  -   OF 

    Rookie of the Year:  Benito Santiago, SD  -  

      

    American League 

    MVP:  George Bell, Tor  -   OF 

    Rookie of the Year:  Mark McGwire, Oak  -   1B 

    Economy

    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 
    Cost of a first-class stamp:  $0.22 
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas:  $0.95 
    Cost of a dozen eggs:  $0.78 
    Cost of a gallon of Milk:  $2.28 
    Cost of a new home:             $127,200