A Look Back at the Year 1987

The year that had a bit of everything

Jamie Logie
14 min readJan 15, 2023
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It was a year of incredible political and economic strife and continuing Cold War tensions. But while all this was going on, we were experiencing a monumental time when it came to pop culture and technological innovations. Many beloved movies were released, as were some era-defying television shows, that became all-time favorites.

But first, if you want to get caught up with my other yearly reviews, I’ve got you covered with links to all of them:

World Events of 1987

even though this is more focused on the pop culture moments from the year, we still need to look at some of the other significant events happening worldwide. And 1987 is quite a doozy. Here are just a few of these notable events.

  • Mikael Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan meet at a summit to discuss nuclear weapons. In June of that year, Regan would also Challenge Gorbachev and deliver his famous speech to tear down the Berlin Wall
  • Les Miserables wins the Tony Award for best musical
  • In 1987, USA today…



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