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  • Major Events of 1987



    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Miami-Fl Record: 12-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Tim Brown, notre dame, WR points: 1,442
    Stanley Cup: Edmunton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Series: 4-3
    Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos Score: 39-20
    US Open Golf: Scott Simpson Score: 277 Course: Olympic Club Location: San Francisco, CA
    World Series: Minnesota Twins vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series: 4-3

    Popular Music

    1."Open Your Heart" ... Madonna
    2."Livin' on a Prayer" ... Bon Jovi
    3 ."Jacob's Ladder" ... Huey Lewis and the News
    4."Lean on Me" ... Club Nouveau
    5."Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now" ... Starship
    6."I Knew You Were Waiting" ... Aretha Franklin & George Michael
    7."Died in Your Arms" ... Cutting Crew
    8."With or Without You" ... U2
    9."You Keep Me Hangin' On" ... Kim Wilde
    10."Always" ... Atlantic Starr

    Popular Movies

    1. Beverly Hills Cop III
    2. Dirty Dancing
    3. Dragnet
    4. Fatal Attraction
    5. Full Metal Jacket
    6. La Bamba
    7. Lethal Weapon
    8. The Living Daylights
    9. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    10. Outrageous Fortune

    Most Popular Books

    1. "The Cardinal" of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
    2. "The Sands of Time" by Sidney Sheldon
    3. "Zoya" by Danielle Steel
    4. "The Icarus Agenda" by Robert Ludlum
    5. "Alaska" by James Michener

    1. "The Eight-Week Cholesterol Diet" by Robert Kowalski
    2. "Talking Straight" by Lee Iacocca
    3. "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking
    4. "Trump" by Donald Trump
    5. "Gracie: A Love Story" by George Burns

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
    2. Roseanne (ABC)
    3. A Different World (NBC)
    4. Cheers (NBC)
    5. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    6. The Golden Girls (NBC)
    7. Who's the Boss? ( ABC)
    8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
    9. Empty Nest (NBC)
    10. Anything But Love (ABC)

    Nobel Prizes

    The prize was awarded jointly to: CRAM, DONALD J., U.S.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, b. 1919; LEHN, JEAN-MARIE, France, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, and Collage de France, Paris, b. 1939; and PEDERSEN, CHARLES J., U.S.A., Du Pont, Wilmington, DE, b. 1904 (in Fusan, Korea, as a Norwegian citizen), d. 1989: "for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity"

    BRODSKY, JOSEPH, U.S.A., b. 1940 (in Leningrad, USSR) d. 1996: "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity"

    SANCHEZ, OSCAR ARIAS, Costa Rica, b. 1941: President of Costa Rica, initiator of peace negotiations in Central America.

    Physiology or Medicine
    TONEGAWA, SUSUMU, Japan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., b. 1939: "for his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity"

    The prize was awarded jointly to: BEDNORZ, J. GEORG, Federal Republic of Germany, IBM Research Laboratory, Ruschlikon, Switzerland, b. 1950; and MULLER, KARL ALEXANDER, Switzerland, IBM Research Laboratory, Ruschlikon, Switzerland, b. 1927: "for their important breakthrough in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: August Wilson ... "Fences"
    Fiction: Peter Taylor ... "A Summons to Memphis"
    History: Bernard Bailyn ... "Voyagers to the West"
    International Reporting: Michael Parks ... "Los Angeles Times"
    National Reporting (2): Staff ... "Miami Herald", Staff ... "New York Times"
    Public Service: "Pittsburgh Press"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "Fences" ... August Wilson
    Best Musical: "Les Miserables"
    Best Actor in a play: James Earl Jones ... "Fences"
    Best Actress in a play: Linda Lavin ... "Broadway Bound"
    Best Actor in a musical: Robert Lindsay ... "Me and My Girl"
    Best Actress in a musical: Maryann Plunkett ... "Me and My Girl"

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "The Last Emperor"
    Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci ... "The Last Emperor"
    Best Actor: Michael Douglas ... "Wall Street"
    Best Actress: Cher ... "Moonstruck"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Graceland" ... Paul Simon
    Song of the Year: "Somewhere Out There" ... James Horner & Barry Mann
    Best Album: "The Joshua Tree" ... U2
    Male Vocalist: Sting ... "Bring on the Night"
    Female Vocalist: Whitney Houston ... "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"