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This Week In 1987


What was happening this week in 1987?

Wednesday, October, 7

The American League Championship Series opened with Minnesota defeating Detroit 8-5. Meanwhile on the National side, San Francisco was defeating St. Louis 5-0.

Thursday, October, 8

It’s interesting to note that there were only 3 fulltime television networks (not counting cable) at this time. Fox, was still in it’s infancy and was only broadcasting on the weekends. Thursday night, a very good chance your television was tuned to NBC, as they owned the night with “The Cosby Show”, “Cheers”, “Night Court”, and “L. A. Law”. If you did wander to ABC or CBS, then you would have seen “Sledge Hammer”, “Knot’s Landing”, Tour Of Duty”, or ABC’s Thursday movie.

Friday, October, 9

A rather quiet day, around the world. The big news was more baseball, as the playoffs continued. St. Louis went up 2 games to 1 on San Francisco with a 6-5 win, while the American League combatants, Detroit and Minnesota were off.

Saturday, October, 10

Jesse Jackson announces he’ll make a second run at the Presidency, having unsuccessfully tried in 1980.

The pop music was abuzz, as Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, “Tunnel Of Love”.

Randy Travis continued to own the country music album charts, with his second album, “Always And Forever”.

Sunday, October, 11

Football takes center stage, as Washington, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, and Houston (The Oilers, that is) are all winners.

NASCAR was in Charlotte, where Bill Elliott outran Bobby Allison and Sterling Marlin for the win.

In Country Music, Rosanne Cash was on top with “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”.

Other top releases included The Forester Sisters’ “You Again”, “Fishin’ In The Dark” from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Shine, Shine, Shine” by Eddy Raven, “I Won’t Need You Anymore” from Randy Travis and Reba McEntire’s “The Last One To Know”.

Taking a look back, it doesn’t seem like 22 years ago, does it?

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