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What Happened In 1987?

The News and Events In 1987:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • Wall Street crashed sending the Dow Jones Industrial average down 22.6%
  • President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev signed an unprecedented missile reduction agreement
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned amid accusations of sexual infidelity and financial impropriety
  • Wall Street financier Ivan Boesky was sentenced to three years in prison in an insider trading scandal
  • Gary Hart withdrew from the 1988 presidential campaign under accusations of infidelity
  • The Food and Drug Administration approved anti-AIDS drug AZT
  • Prozac made its debut in the US
  • Bow Wow, Joss Stone, and Hilary Duff were born
  • Minnesota Twins won the World Series
  • New York Giants won Superbowl XXI
  • Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup
  • Three Men and a Baby was the top grossing film
  • "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Full House, Married with Children, and Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered  

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.