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1987 was the year when the current Republic of Korea was established.



Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Spaceballs (January 1, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (March 6, 1987)
  • Blind Date (March 27, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (May 20, 1987)
  • The Chipmunk Adventure (May 22, 1987)
  • Benji the Hunted (June 17, 1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (June 26, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (July 10, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (July 17, 1987)
  • The Living Daylights (July 30, 1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (July 24, 1987)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (August 7, 1987)
  • Three Men and a Baby (November 25, 1987)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (November 25, 1987)
  • Empire of the Sun (December 9, 1987)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (December 25, 1987)

Latin America

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (January 29, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (September 12, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (September 17, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (September 24, 1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (October 8, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (October 22, 1987)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (November 13, 1987)
  • Empire of the Sun (December 25, 1987)

Brazil

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (May 7, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (July 14, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (September 3, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (September 18, 1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (October 16, 1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (October 16, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (December 25, 1987)

Japan

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (March 7, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (June 13, 1987)
  • Conan the Barbarian (June 20, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (July 11, 1987)
  • An American Tail (July 18, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (August 29, 1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (December 5, 1987)

UK

  • Flight of the Navigator (April 10, 1987)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (April 10, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (June 19, 1987)
  • The Chipmunk Adventure (July 10, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (July 23, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (August 28, 1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (September 11, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (October 16, 1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (November 25, 1987)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (December 25, 1987)

France

  • Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (April 8, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (August 5, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (August 26, 1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (October 21, 1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (October 28, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (December 25, 1987)
  • The Terminator (December 25, 1987)

Australia

  • Lethal Weapon (May 28, 1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (June 18, 1987)
  • Flight of the Navigator (June 25, 1987)
  • The Terminator (July 9, 1987)
  • The Chipmunk Adventure (July 30, 1987)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (September 21, 1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (October 15, 1987)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (December 3, 1987)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (December 11, 1987)
  • Benji the Hunted (December 26, 1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (December 26, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (December 31, 1987)

South Korea

  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (July 14, 1987)
  • Back to the Future (July 17, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (December 21, 1987)

People's Republic of China

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (December 11, 1987)
  • The Brave Little Toaster  (December 18, 1987)

Hong Kong

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

Japan

  • Cinderella (July 18, 1987)
  • Alice in Wonderland (July 18, 1987)
  • Fantasia (August 28, 1987)
  • Dumbo (December 26, 1987)

UK

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (July 14, 1987)

France

Australia

  • Pinocchio (April 18, 1987)
  • The Rescuers (September 17, 1987)

Short films released in theaters this year

  • Red's Dream (November 30, 1987)

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

  • Herbie Goes Bananas (January 11, 1987)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (March 22, 1987)
  • Mary Poppins (May 3, 1987)
  • Ghostbusters (September 24, 1987)
  • The Journey of Natty Gann (October 4 and 11, 1987)*
  • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (November 15, 1987)

CBS

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (February 14, 1987)
  • The Wizard of Oz (March 6, 1987)
  • The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun (December 30, 1987)

Disney Channel

  • Sleeping Beauty (October 3, 1987)

NBC

  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (December 4, 1987)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (November 22, 1987)
  • The Terminator (September 27, 1987)

(*) This film was re-edited for viewing in two parts.

Programs debuted on television this year

ABC

  • Full House (September 22, 1987)
  • Little Clowns of Happytown (September 26, 1987)

Disney Channel

  • The Hoober-Bloob Highway (April 6, 1987)
  • The Lorax (May 27, 1987)
  • The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (August 7, 1987)
  • Halloween is Grinch Night (October 23, 1987)

FOX

  • Married... with Children (April 5, 1987)

Nickelodeon

PBS

  • Square One Television (January 26, 1987)

USA Network

  • Press Your Luck (September 14, 1987)

Syndication

  • DuckTales (September 18, 1987)
  • Sylvanian Families (September 18, 1987)
  • The Kidsongs TV Show (September 19, 1987)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (September 28, 1987)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (December 10, 1987)

Programs airing new seasons this year

CBS

  • Card Sharks (1986-1989)

FOX

  • Married... with Children (Season 2) (September 27, 1987)

PBS

  • 3-2-1 Contact (Season 6) (October 12, 1987)
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Reading Rainbow (June 22, 1987)
  • Sesame Street (Season 19) (November 16, 1987)

Syndication

  • Dennis the Menace (Season 2)
  • Jeopardy! (Season 4) (September 7, 1987)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 5) (September 7, 1987)
  • Cheers (Season 6) (September 24, 1987)

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

PBS

  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (1969-1975)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 3) (September 12, 1987)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 4) (September 12, 1987)

Programs ended this year

CBS

  • CBS Storybreak (January 3, 1987)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 2) (September 5, 1987)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 3) (September 5, 1987)

Anime released this year

  • Lady Lady!! (October 21, 1987)

VHS releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • The Three Caballeros (January 1987)
  • Flight of the Navigator (January 27, 1987)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Heigh-Ho (May 19, 1987)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Volumes 1-5 (May 19, 1987)
  • The Color of Money (Q2 1987)
  • The Golden Child (July 1987)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (September 30, 1987)
  • Lady and the Tramp (October 6, 1987)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: The Bare Necessities (October 6, 1987)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Volumes 6-10 (October 6, 1987)
  • Donald in Mathmagic Land (October 6, 1987)
  • Mickey and the Beanstalk (October 6, 1987)
  • The Reluctant Dragon (October 6, 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (October 28, 1987)

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Melody Time (January 25, 1987)
  • Herbie Rides Again (July 28, 1987)
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (August 28, 1987)
  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills (September 28, 1987)
  • Tex (October 28, 1987)
  • Tiger Town (October 28, 1987)
  • The Journey of Natty Gann (December 5, 1987)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Scarface (February 1987)
  • Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (February 1987)
  • Make Mine Music (April 1987)
  • The Golden Child (August 1987)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (August 1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (October 1987)
  • Pinocchio (October 1987)

Region 4 (Latin America)

Region 4 (Australia)

  • Pinocchio

TV Shows

Region 1 (North America)

  • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
  • Kidsongs: What I Want to Be! (Q1 1987)
  • Kidsongs: The Wonderful World of Sports (Q2 1987)
  • Kidsongs: A Day at the Circus (Q4 1987)
  • Sesame Street: Big Bird's Story Time
  • Sesame Street: Don't Eat the Pictures
  • Sesame Street: Ernie's Big Mess
  • Sesame Street: Getting Ready for School
  • Sesame Street: I Want to Go Home!
  • Sesame Street: Learning to Add and Subtract
  • Sesame Street: Sing Along

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Candy Candy Vol. 2 (October 9, 1987)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Thomas & Friends Season 2 Vol. 1: Thomas, Percy and the Coal and Other Stories
  • Thomas & Friends Season 2 Vol. 2: Percy and Harold and Other Stories
  • Thomas & Friends Season 2 Vol. 3: The Deputation and Other Stories

VHS re-releases this year

Region 1 (North America)

Movies

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Alice in Wonderland (October 6, 1987)
  • Dumbo (October 6, 1987)
  • Sleeping Beauty (October 6, 1987)
  • The Sword in the Stone (October 6, 1987)

TV Shows

  • Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
  • Kidsongs: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
  • Kidsongs: Good Night, Sleep Tight
  • Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
  • Kidsongs: Sing Out, America!
  • Kidsongs: A Day with the Animals

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Alice in Wonderland (December 5, 1987)
  • Dumbo (December 5, 1987)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (December 5, 1987)
  • Peter Pan (December 15, 1987)

VHS Tapes discontinued this year

Logos introduced this year

  • DiC Entertainment - "Kid in Bed A" (September 18, 1987) (December 31, 1987, Japan)
  • New Line Cinema - "The Filmbox" (August 28, 1987)
  • Paramount Pictures - "Majestic Mountain A" (January 16, 1987) (VHS debut in July 10, 1987)*
  • Paramount Television - "Majestic Mountain A" (September 28, 1987)*
  • Touchstone Home Video - "Thunderball Snake" (December 19, 1987)
  • Walt Disney Home Video - "Sorcerer Mickey" (Europe and Japan)

(*) Paramount was still a Gulf+Western company for about 20 years. In addition, the company celebrated its 75th anniversary for the new logos' first year.

Logos updated this year

  • Merv Griffin Enterprises (as a unit of Coca-Cola Television)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (as an MGM/UA Communications company) - "Leo the Lion B"
  • Touchstone Pictures - "Thunderball Snake" (VHS debut)

Logos ended this year

  • 20th Century Fox - "The Searchlights" (1953) (December 11, 1987)
  • The Classics: Walt Disney Home Video - "Cheesy Diamond" (October 6, 1987)
  • Paramount Television - "Blue Mountain" (September 27, 1987)
  • Touchstone Home Video - "Flashing Thunderball" (Q2 1987)

Video games released this year

Japan

  • Zelda II: Adventure of Link (January 14, 1987)
  • Doki Doki Panic (July 10, 1987)

North America

  • Bomberman (January 1, 1987)
  • Castlevania (May 15, 1987)
  • Jeopardy! for NES (June 19, 1987)
  • Kid Icarus (July 10, 1987)
  • The Legend of Zelda (August 22, 1987)
  • Metroid (August 2, 1987)
  • Wheel of Fortune for NES (September 18, 1987)
  • The Goonies II (November 15, 1987)
  • Mega Man (December 25, 1987)

Europe

  • Super Mario Bros. (May 15, 1987)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (June 15, 1987)
  • Duck Hunt (August 15, 1987)
  • Donkey Kong 3 (September 15, 1987)
  • The Legend of Zelda (November 15, 1987)

Australia

  • Super Mario Bros. (July 1, 1987)
  • Duck Hunt (July 10, 1987)
  • Kid Icarus (September 18, 1987)

Books released this year

  • Sheila Rae, the Brave (August 17, 1987)
  • Where's Waldo? (September 1987)

Albums released this year

  • Cinderella: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP)
  • The Disney Collection: Volume 1 (CD)

Software released this year

  • Microsoft Windows 1.04 (April 1987)
  • MS-DOS 3.3 (August 1987)*
  • Microsoft Windows 2.03 (December 1987)

(*) This operating system also adds support for 3.5" floppy disks holding up to 1.44 megabytes.

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 1987 Acura Legend (2-door coupe, base and LS)
  • 1987 Acura Legend L
  • 1987 BMW 325i
  • 1987 Cadillac Allante
  • 1987 Cadillac Brougham
  • 1988 Chevrolet Beretta
  • 1988 Chevrolet C/K Pickup/GMC Sierra
  • 1987 Chevrolet Camaro LT
  • 1988 Chevrolet Corsica
  • 1987 Chrysler LeBaron (4-door sedan)
  • 1988 Dodge Dynasty
  • 1988 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 1988 Eagle Medallion
  • 1988 Eagle Premier
  • 1987 Ford Bronco
  • 1988 Ford Festiva
  • 1988 Honda Accord (2-door coupe)
  • 1988 Honda Civic
  • 1988 Honda Prelude
  • 1987 Land Rover Range Rover
  • 1988 Mazda 626/MX-6
  • 1987 Mazda B2200
  • 1988 Mercury Tracer
  • 1987 Mitsubishi Galant
  • 1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
  • 1987 Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager
  • 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 1987 Pontiac Safari
  • 1987 Saab 9000 S
  • 1987 Subaru Justy
  • 1987 Toyota Camry
  • 1988 Toyota Corolla
  • 1987 Toyota Supra
  • 1987 Volkswagen Fox
  • 1987 Volvo 780

Vehicles discontinued this year

  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo (December 12, 1987 for the 1988 model year)
  • Honda Civic (third generation) (September 1987)

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