1987 Newspapers

Find out about 1987 with an original newspaper from any date from this year. The 1980s was a fascinating decade which brought much political, social, and economic change. The world as we know it today was shaped during the 1980s, with the advent of digital computer technologies, changing attitudes towards sexuality and identity, and politics took a neo-liberal turn.

It was an eventful decade, characterized by pop culture and global politics. Read about the year’s most interesting events with an authentic 1987 newspaper. Historic Newspapers has the largest collection of newspaper originals in the world, featuring titles such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News.

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1987 Newspapers

1987 Newspaper Headlines

Authentic 1987 newspaper articles provide fascinating insight into what it was like to experience the events that characterized the year. Some of the most talked about 1987 headlines include the conviction of notorious Nazi fugitive Nikolaus Barbie for war crimes during World War II and the first appearance of “The Simpsons”.

A 1987 newspaper is a wonderful gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasion. Reminisce about this remarkable year in history with an authentic newspaper, featuring first hand accounts and pictures as they appeared at the time.

February 11, 1987 
The United States military detonates an atomic weapon at the Nevada Test Site.

February 23, 1987
Supernova 1987A, the first “naked-eye” supernova since 1604, is observed.

March 4, 1987
U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra Affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had ‘deteriorated’ into an arms-for-hostages deal.

April 19, 1987
“The Simpsons” cartoon first appears on The Tracy Ullman Show.

May 28, 1987
19 year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on the Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained and subsequently released on 3rd August, 1988.

June 12, 1987
President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

June 22, 1987
Fred Astaire, American actor and dancer (b. 1899) dies from pneumonia.

July 27, 1987
Australian singer and former Neighbours actress Kylie Minogue releases her first hit, a remake of Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion“.

August 31, 1987
Michael Jackson releases his third solo album Bad.

October 19, 1987
Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

October 23, 1987
Champion jockey Lester Piggott, holder of an OBE, is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.

December 9, 1987
Microsoft release Windows 2.0

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KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

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Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.

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