By Jose and Andrew

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Welcome to the wonderful year of 1987. From the stock market crashing to Bill Gates becoming the first billionaire of the micro computer industry, 1987 is a truly eventful year. Microwave ovens are becoming very popular with consumers. Wall Street is hit hard with charges of insider trading. The U.S. trade deficit hits a record $16.5 billion in July. In October an earthquake shakes Los Angeles and the nation watches as Baby Jessica McClure is pulled from a well where she has been stranded for two days. Taking down the Sicilian Mafia and Mike Tyson becoming the heavyweight boxing champ made this year very intriguing.

60th Annual Academy Award
Best Actor: Michael Douglas in Wall Street
Best Actress: Cher in Moonstruck
Best Picture: The Last Emperor  

Emmy Awards
Outstanding Comedy: The Wonder Years (ABC)
Outstanding Drama: Thirtysomething (ABC)

30th Annual Grammy Awards
Record of the Year: Graceland by Paul Simon
Album of the Year: The Joshua Tree by U2
Song of the Year: Somewhere Out There by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Best New Artist: Jody Watley

 

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