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1987 Historical Events

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40th President:
Ronald Reagan

Served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
New York Mets (NL)

Defeated the Boston Red Sox (AL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl XXI Winner:
New York Giants

Defeated the Denver Broncos with a score of 39-20
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Mikhail Gorbachev

The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor
(Oct. 28, 1986)


For 1987 movies, 3 Men and a Baby came out on top. It grossed over $167,780,960 to make it the most popular movie of 1987. Among 1987 TV shows, The Cosby Show was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1987

  • 3 Men and a Baby
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Moonstruck
  • The Untouchables
  • The Secret of My Succe$s
  • Lethal Weapon

Top Songs from 1987

  • Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles
  • Alone, Heart
  • Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Whitney Houston
  • Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship
  • C'est La Vie, Robbie Nevil
  • Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
  • The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Billboard Top Songs from 1987

All of the 1987 hits below topped the 1987 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1987 top songs?

1.BanglesWalk Like An Egyptian
3.Gregory AbbottShake You Down
4.Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
5.StarshipNothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
6.Robbie NevilC'est La Vie
7.WhitesnakeHere I Go Again
8.Bruce Hornsby and The RangeThe Way It Is
9.Bob SegerShakedown
10.Bon JoviLivin' On A Prayer
11.Los LobosLa Bamba
12.Wang ChungEverybody Have Fun Tonight
13.Crowded HouseDon't Dream It's Over
14.Atlantic StarrAlways
15.U2With Or Without You
16.Jody WatleyLooking For A New Love
17.Lisa Lisa and Cult JamHead To Toe
18.TiffanyI Think We're Alone Now
19.Billy IdolMony Mony
20.Billy Vera and The BeatersAt This Moment
21.Chris De BurghThe Lady In Red
22.Whitney HoustonDidn't We Almost Have It All
23.U2I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
24.George MichaelI Want Your Sex
25.Duran DuranNotorious
26.Debbie GibsonOnly In My Dreams
27.Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes(I've Had) The Time Of My Life
28.Peter Cetera and Amy GrantThe Next Time I Fall
29.Club NouveauLean On Me
30.MadonnaOpen Your Heart
31.Lisa Lisa and Cult JamLost In Emotion
32.Cutting Crew(I Just) Died In Your Arms
33.T'pauHeart And Soul
34.Kim WildeYou Keep Me Hangin' On
35.Georgia SatellitesKeep Your Hands To Yourself
36.Aretha Franklin and George MichaelI Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
37.Janet JacksonControl
38.PrinceU Got The Look
39.Linda Ronstadt and James IngramSomewhere Out There
40.GenesisLand Of Confusion
41.Huey Lewis and The NewsJacob's Ladder
42.MadonnaWho's That Girl
43.JetsYou Got It All
44.Samantha FoxTouch Me (I Want Your Body)
45.Michael Jackson and Siedah GarrettI Just Can't Stop Loving You
46.MadonnaCausing A Commotion
47.GenesisIn Too Deep
48.Janet JacksonLet's Wait Awhile
49.Huey Lewis and The NewsHip To Be Square
50.ChicagoWill You Still Love Me?
51.Fleetwood MacLittle Lies
52.Suzanne VegaLuka
53.BananaramaI Heard A Rumour
54.Richard MarxDon't Mean Nothing
55.Kenny GSongbird
57.SystemDon't Disturb This Groove
58.MadonnaLa Isla Bonita
59.Michael JacksonBad
60.PrinceSign 'O' The Times
61.Cyndi LauperChange Of Heart
62.ExposeCome Go With Me
63.Dan HillCan't We Try
64.Billy IdolTo Be A Lover
65.Bruce Hornsby and The RangeMandolin Rain
66.Swing Out SisterBreakout
67.Ben E. KingStand By Me
68.GenesisTonight, Tonight, Tonight
69.Glass TigerSomeday
70.ABCWhen Smokey Sings
72.Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound MachineRhythm Is Gonna Get You
73.WhispersRock Steady
74.Bon JoviWanted Dead Or Alive
75.Peter GabrielBig Time
76.Steve WinwoodThe Finer Things
77.ExposeLet Me Be The One
78.SurvivorIs This Love
79.Herb AlpertDiamonds
80.ExposePoint Of No Return
81.Fleetwood MacBig Love
82.Lou GrammMidnight Blue
83.Crowded HouseSomething So Strong
84.Bryan AdamsHeat Of The Night
85.Glenn MedeirosNothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
86.Bruce SpringsteenBrilliant Disguise
87.Smokey RobinsonJust To See Her
88.HeartWho Will You Run Too
89.Bruce WillisRespect Yourself
90.JetsCross My Broken Heart
91.Kool and The GangVictory
92.PretendersDon't Get Me Wrong
93.Huey Lewis and The NewsDoing It All For My Baby
94.Breakfast ClubRight On Track
95.Lionel RichieBallerina Girl
96.Kenny LogginsMeet Me Half Way
97.Cutting CrewI've Been In Love Before
98.Beastie Boys(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
99.Pseudo EchoFunkytown
100.Ready For The WorldLove You Down

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1987


  1. Lisa
  2. Michelle
  3. Jennifer
  4. Kimberly
  5. Melissa


  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James
  4. John
  5. Robert

Class of 1987 Yearbook

Class of 1987 Reunion

Your 40 year reunion is only 4 years away!

Class of 1987: If are part of the 1987 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1987 and reconnect with fellow class of '87 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1987 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1987, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1987, try the Class of 1986 or the Class of 1988.