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The following events occurred in 1987.


Paper money

Denomination Notes
$1-G (1986) As of January 1, 1987, the Series 1985 $1 bills were the most common in circulation.
$2-B (1976) As of January 1, 1987, all $2 bills in circulation remained up to Series 1976.
$5-K (1987) As of January 1, 1987, the Series 1985 $5 bills were the most common in circulation.
$10-H (1986) As of January 1, 1987, the Series 1985 $10 bills were the most common in circulation.
$20-E (1987) As of January 1, 1987, the Series 1985 $20 bills were the most common in circulation.
$50-G (1987) In 1987, the Series 1985 $50 bills became more common than older notes.
$100-I (1985)
$100-G (1986)
In 1987, the Series 1985 $100 bills became more common than older notes.

All Series 1981A bills were also still guaranteed in circulation, as so were some Series 1981 bills.

Carryovers

Logos

Walt Disney Pictures (1985) Touchstone Pictures (1986) Universal (1971) Columbia Pictures (1981) Tristar Pictures (1984) 20th Century Fox (1981) Warner Bros. Pictures (1984)

In theaters, the Big Six major film studios (except Paramount) continued using their 1985 logos on 1987 releases of their respective films...

Walt Disney Home Video (1986) Walt Disney Classics (1984) MCA Home Video (1983) CIC Video (1986) RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1986) CBS-FOX Video (1984) Warner Home Video (1986-A) MGM-UA Home Video (1982)

...as so did their home video divisions...

Walt Disney Television (1985) Buena Vista Television (1985) Universal Television (1975) 20th Television Fox (1981) Columbia Pictures Television (1982) Tristar Television (1986) Warner Bros. Television (1984) View-Master Video (1985) Warner Bros. Records (1985)

...and their television counterparts.

NBC logo Cbs-logo American Broadcasting Company Logo PBS (1984)

Terrestrial broadcast networks NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS continued using their 1986 logos.

HBO logo Cinemax logo The Disney Channel 1986

All premium cable networks also retained their 1986 logos.

Movies

Currently on sale:

Marypoppins 1986vhs Dumbo 1985 Wizardofoz 1985vhs Swordinthestone 1986 Aliceinwonderland 1986 Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1986 Sodeartomyheart 1986vhs Mylittlepony 1986vhs

From companies other than Disney:

Starwars vhs Starwars2 1984vhs Starwars3 vhs Ghostbusters vhs Goonies 1986vhs

Television

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope reran on CBS on February 14.

The Wizard of Oz continued airing once a year on CBS, having been broadcast on March 6 this year.

Currently on sale from Dr. Seuss:

Catinthehat 1985vhs Lorax 1985vhs Grinchnight 1985vhs Grinch 1985vhs

Kidsongs videos:

Kidsongs oldmacdonaldsfarm Kidsongs teachtheworldtosing Kidsongs goodnightsleeptight Kidsongs carsboatstrainsplanes Kidsongs singoutamerica Kidsongs daywiththeanimals

Video Games

Nes logo Sega-master-system-logo

The Nintendo Entertainment System remained Nintendo's only home console in the market, and the same for the Sega Master System for Sega.

Video games currently on sale:

Donkeykong nes Donkeykongjr Mariobros Donkeykong3 Supermariobros Smb2j

What's new for 1987

Fox1987

The Fox Network logo was updated to make it look more like the 20th Century Fox print logo.

Kidsongs whatiwanttobe Kidsongs wonderfulworldofsports

Two new Kidsongs videos hit stores this year.

January

Paramount 75th Anniversary (1987) Paramount Television (1987) Paramount Home Video (1987)

The Paramount logo were redesigned. This affected newer prints of films, home video releases and television programs.

Windows104

The current version of Microsoft Windows was updated to 1.04.

April

Aristocats2

The Aristocats was re-released in theaters on April 10.

DOS 3.3

MS-DOS 3.3 added support for 1.44 MB floppy disks, as well as hard disk partitions over 32 MB.

June

Near the end of the 1986-87 season, Merv Griffin Enterprises became a unit of Coca-Cola Television. The KingWorld logo remained unchanged.

Merv Griffin Enterprises (1987) KingWorld (1985)

September

DiC (1987)

DiC Entertainment redesigned its logo on newer programs.

Wheeloffortune 1983 Jeopardy 1987 Mylittlepony 1986tv

These three shows' next seasons premiered this month.

Kidsongstvshow 1987 Together Again Video Productions (1987)

The Kidsongs TV Show premiered on first-run syndication. All episodes used the Together Again Video Productions logo seen on the right.

Fullhouse 1987

Full House premiered on ABC on September 22.

October

Ladyandthetramp 1987 Thethreecaballeros

Lady and the Tramp and The Three Caballeros were released on video this month.

Dsas zipadeedoodah Dsas heighho Dsas barenecessities

There were now three Disney's Sing-Along Songs videos in stores.

Touchstone Home Video (1987) Golden Book Video (1987)

Late this year, Touchstone Home Video updated its logo, and Golden Book Video began releasing My Little Pony episodes on VHS, replacing the Children's Video Library.

November

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back premiered on NBC on November 22.

December

Windows203

The current version of Microsoft Windows was updated to 2.03.

Starting this year, episodes from the My Little Pony TV series were released on VHS by Golden Book Video, after the Children's Video Library went defunct. These video titles include:

  • Bright Lights
  • Flight to Cloud Castle/Pony Puppy
  • Fugitive Flowers/Little Piece of Magic
  • The Golden Horseshoes/The Prince and the Ponies
  • Mishmash Melee/Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • The Quest of the Princess Ponies
  • The Revolt of Paradise Estate/Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt

Kidsongs dayatthecircus

One new Kidsongs video was released.

Totals

As of December 31, 1987:
Total movies released in theaters 8
Total movies released on VHS 7
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