15 Things From 1987 That Will Make You Wonder How It All Happened In The Same Year

It’s hard to believe that 1987 was 30 years ago! Seriously, that’s an entire lifetime to a lot of people who have come and gone. These days we think of a lot of things from that time as being around forever, but let’s step back for a second and check out what was new at the time.

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1) “The Simpsons” premiered as a series of shorts on “The Tracey Ullman Show”

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2) “Three Men and A Baby” was the biggest movie of the year

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3) Cher won an Oscar for her performance in “Moonstruck”

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4) “Married… With Children” premiered

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5) Guns N’ Roses released one of the biggest rock albums of all time; “Appetite For Destruction”

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6) We finally got Michael Jackson’s followup to “Thriller”

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7) Madonna starred in “Who’s That Girl,” the first of many box-office bombs she’d appear in

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The facts get even crazier from here!

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8) Moviegoers were saying “As you wish” thanks to a brand new fantasy movie, “The Princess Bride”

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9) Aretha Franklin made history as the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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10) You could fight Mike Tyson in a Nintendo game

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11) Saturday morning cartoons saw the premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

12) President Reagan demanded that Gorbachev tear down the Berlin wall

13) The stock market crashed

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14) Red Bull was released for the first time

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15) Disney launched the first of MANY deals with McDonald’s

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Share this with anyone who remembers 1987!

Emma C
Freelance Writer