The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admitted its first woman when it honored Aretha Franklin.
June 23, 1987
Tiffany Darwish unconventionally promoted her self-titled album in shopping malls across the country. Her song I Think We're Alone Now became a pop sensation.
August 4, 1987
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suspended the Fairness Doctrine, which had forced TV and radio stations to fairly represent both sides of a controversial story of public importance.
August 19, 1987
The Order of the Garter, the most senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry founded in 1348, no longer limited membership to men. First female prime minister of Great Britain Lady Margaret Thatcher was one of the first women to hold this honor.
August 21, 1987
Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Dirty Dancing became a smash hit when it premiered in theaters.
December 1, 1987
Johnson & Johnson introduced disposable soft contact lenses under the brand name Acuvue. The small, bowl-shaped lenses were meant to be worn for one week and then thrown away.