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1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

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  1. Pete

    On This Day June 12, 1987: “Predator” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 12, 1987, “Predator,” directed by John McTiernan, premiered in theaters. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura. With a budget of $16 million, it grossed $98.3 million at the box office.
  2. Pete

    On This Day June 7, 1987: “Live to Tell” by Madonna Hits #1 on the US Billboard Charts

    On this day, June 7, 1986, “Live to Tell” by Madonna reached the number one spot on the US Billboard charts, holding the position from June 7 to June 13. The song also topped the charts in Canada, Italy, and Greece.
  3. Pete

    Today June 6, 1987: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by Kim Wilde Hits #1 on the US Billboard Charts

    On this day, June 6, 1987, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by Kim Wilde reached the number one spot on the US Billboard charts, holding the position from June 6 to June 12. The song also topped the charts in Canada, Norway, and Australia. Fun Fact! “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was originally sung by the...
  4. Pete

    June 5, 1987: "Harry and the Hendersons" Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 5, 1987, "Harry and the Hendersons," directed by William Dear, premiered in theaters. The film stars John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy, Lainie Kazan, and Kevin Peter. With a budget of $10 million, the movie grossed $50...
  5. Pete

    “The Untouchables” Premiered in Theaters Today June 3, 1987

    On this day, June 3, 1987, “The Untouchables,” directed by Brian De Palma and starring Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery, premiered in theaters. The film had a budget of $25 million and grossed $106.2 million worldwide, including $76 million...
  6. Pete

    Released Today June 2, 1987: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine Release “Let It Loose”

    On this day, June 2, 1987, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine released their 10th album, “Let It Loose.” The album reached number 6 on the Billboard charts and hit number 1 in the UK and the Netherlands. It sold over 3 million copies in the US and features the hits “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”...
  7. Pete

    Today June 2, 1987: Whitney Houston Releases Her 2nd Album “Whitney”

    On this day, June 2, 1987, Whitney Houston released her second album, “Whitney.” The album topped the US Billboard 200 charts and also reached number one in the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. It has sold over 20...
  8. Pete

    May 30, 1987: Final Episode of “Silver Spoons” Aired

    On this day, May 30, 1987, the final episode of “Silver Spoons” aired. The show ran for five seasons, totaling 116 episodes. It was broadcast on ABC for the first four seasons and in syndication for the fifth season.
  9. Pete

    On This Day May 29, 1987: L.L. Cool J Releases His 2nd Album “Bigger and Deffer”

    On this day, May 29, 1987, L.L. Cool J released his second album, “Bigger and Deffer.” The album reached number three on the Billboard 200 charts and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. It features the hit song “I Need Love.”
  10. Pete

    May 26, 1987: Richard Marx Releases Don’t Mean Nothing

    On this day, May 26, 1987, Richard Marx released “Don’t Mean Nothing.” The song reached number three on the US Billboard charts and topped the Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Fun Fact: In 1987, Richard Marx became the first male artist to have three songs from a debut album reach the top three on...
  11. Pete

    May 25, 1987: The Cure Releases Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

    On this day, May 25, 1988, The Cure released their seventh album, “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.” The album reached number 40 on the Billboard charts.
  12. Pete

    Today On May 25, 1987: U2 Releases I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

    On this day, May 25, 1987, U2 released the song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” The track went on to become the number one song in America from August 8 to 21 and also reached number one in Ireland.
  13. Pete

    On This Day May 23, 1987: Release of Bob Seger's Hit Single 'Shakedown'

    On this day May 23, 1987, "Shakedown" by Bob Seger was released. This iconic track dominated the charts as the #1 song in America from August 1 to 7. Additionally, it claimed the top spot in Canada. Notably, "Shakedown" served as the theme song for Beverly Hills Cop II.
  14. Pete

    Today On May 23, 1987: Release of Helloween's Album 'Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1'

    On this day May 23, 1987, Helloween's second album, "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1," was unleashed to the world. Although it reached #104 on the Billboard Charts, it remains a significant milestone in the band's discography.
  15. Pete

    Today May 22, 1987, Dana Dane’s Debut Album Dane Dane with Fame was Released

    On this day May 22, 1987, the debut album "Dane Dane with Fame" by Dana Dane was released. While it reached #46 on the Billboard Charts, it climbed to the #2 spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
  16. Pete

    On This Day May 20th, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II Strikes Box Office Gold

    On this day May 20th, 1987, the action-packed film "Beverly Hills Cop II" hit theaters. Directed by Tony Scott, this sequel starred Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Astin, and Ronny Cox. With a budget of $20 million, it went on to gross an impressive $300 million at the box office.
  17. Pete

    Today May 18, 1987: Final Episode of 'Fame' TV Series Airs After 6 Seasons

    On this day May 18, 1987, the last episode of the 'Fame' TV series aired, concluding its six-season run which spanned 136 episodes. Fun Fact: Madonna auditioned as a dancer for 'Fame,' but regrettably, she didn't make the cut.
  18. Pete

    Today May 16, 1987: Heart's 'Alone' Made It's Debut

    On this day May 16, 1987, "Alone" by Heart was released. It claimed the #1 spot on the charts from July 11 to 31 in America and also reached #1 in Canada.
  19. Pete

    Today May 16, 1987 U2's 'With or Without You' Tops Charts in America

    On this day May 16, 1987, "With or Without You" by U2 claimed the #1 spot as America's top song. Additionally, it reached #1 in Canada, Ireland, and Poland.
  20. Pete

    Released Today May 15, 1987 Motley Crue's Girls, Girls, Girls Album

    On this day May 15, 1987, Mötley Crüe's fourth album, "Girls, Girls, Girls," was released. It reached #2 on the Billboard charts and sold over 6 million copies in the US.
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