Like Totally 1987- What Life Was Like 30 Years Ago

It’s 1987’s 30th birthday this year! Let’s celebrate all that was 1987 with happenings and facts from the year.

Like Totally 1987- What Life Was Like 30 Years Ago

Best TV Shows:

  • The Cosby ShowNew60minutes
  • Cheers
  • 60 Minutes
  • Who’s the Boss
  • The Golden Girls
  • Murder, She Wrote murder_she_wroteA Different World
  • Ninja Turtles (cartoon)

Best Movies:

  • Fatal Attraction85114-dirty-dancing-musical-desktop-wallpaper-1280x1024.0.0
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • The Last Emperor
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Robocop
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  • Dirty Dancing


Popular Singers:whitney 1987

  • Michael Jackson
  • Lionel Richie
  • Janet Jackson
  • Whitney Houston
  • Bruce Hornsby with The Range
  • George Michael
  • Los Lobos
  • U2


People That Were Born in 1987:

  • Bow Wow                                                                              bow-wow-shad-moss
  • Blake Lively
  • Hilary Duffhilary-duff-street-style-out-in-west-hollywood-july-2015_1
  • Zac Efron

Best Toy:

  • Nintendo named top toy of 1987


  • In 1987, the US population was estimated at 244.6 million people and the world population at nearly 5 billion.

US Economy:

  • The unemployment rate was 6.2%.
  • On January 8th, 1987, the stock market closed above 2,000 for the first time at 2002.25.
  • On Monday October 19th, 1987, the stock market experienced a 508 point drop (to 1,738.74) and the largest percent drop in history, 22.6%.

Fun Facts:

  • Red Bull Debuted April 1st, 1987 Redbull_logo_png-3
  • ALF was a famous TV star
  • A gallon of gas ranged from 82 cents to 96 cents
  • A dozen eggs ranged from a high of 86¢ to a low of 65¢
  • The Clean Water Act was passed to address the pollution of estuaries and rainwater
  • Bacon cost $1.80 per pound.
  • A movie ticket cost $3.00.


Beverly Hills Cop and Dirty Dancing are classics and Red Bull remains popular throughout the years. Hats off to you 1987, and Happy Birthday!

Author: Emily Rokke

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  1. Roseanne only premiered in 1988!

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    • You’re so right. My mistake! It’s fixed=)

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