Zig and Zag made their first appearance on Dempsey's Den, and Johnny Logan goes on to win Eurovision for the second time in the decade with 'Hold Me Now' in Brussels.
The first House Music track got to number one in this year with Steve 'Silk' Hurley's 'Jack Your Body' reaching the top in January but it wasn't until September for the next one when MARRS 'Pump up the Volume' hit the top. Stock, Aitkin and Waterman's popularity continued to grow with Bananarama, Sinitta and Rick Astley all appearing in the charts. Joss Stone and Paolo Nutini were both born in 1987.
Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenburg all had a baby when Three Men and a Baby became the biggest movie of the year closely followed by Fatal Attraction and Good Morning, Vietnam. Sandra Bullock, Courtney cox and Brad Pitt all made their movie debuts.
Hilda leave Corrie with a Christmas Day special attracting over 26 million viewers and hitting the screens for the first time this year were programmes like Chuckle Vision, and Marty Whelan's geography gameshow Where in the World?