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1987

1987

Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar).

Events of 1987

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Undated

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Fictional

The following are references to year 1987 in fiction:

       

  • Music:

*1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?), debut album by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, later known as The KLF.

  • Film:

* 13 Going on 30 (2004): The scenes where Jenna is thirteen take place on May 26, 1987.
* American Psycho (2000): According to director Mary Harron on the DVD commentary, the film is set around the end of 1987. Patrick Bateman is seen reading Zagat's Survey of this year as well.
* Fargo (1996): The film takes place in Minnesota, 1987

  • Television:

* Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979): NASA launches the last of America's deep-space probes, the Space Shuttle Ranger 3, which is piloted by Captain William "Buck" Rogers.
* Set in 1987: the Doctor Who episode "Father's Day," 2005 takes place on November 7.

  • Computer/video games:

       
* Resident Evil: Michael Warren is elected mayor of Raccoon City.
* Shenmue (1999) - Story continues into 1987.
* Shenmue II (2001): The game is set in 1987
* Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus is set in this year (as claimed by the newspaper, after beating a boss).
* Syphon Filter 3: Three levels take place in and around Kabul, Afghanistan during this year amidst the Soviet occupation, with Gabe Logan and Lian Xing pitted against Afghan rebels and Soviet troops.

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Right Livelihood Award

Templeton Prize

See also

Trivia

1987 was the last year until 2013, that there were no 'doubles' of numbers in the year. (Ex. 1989 has two 9's; 1991 has two 9's and two 1's; 2004 had two 0's; and so on.)

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