• The “Black Monday” stock market fall.
• The Iran-Contra affair was big news.
• Gary Hart playing hanky panky with Donna Rice.
• The Rev. Jim Bakker admitted committing adultery with a church secretary Jessica Hann.
• Prozac hit the market
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES:“3 Men & a Baby” “Beverly Hills Cop II” “Fatal Attraction” and “Good Morning Vietnam”
• T.V.: “Cosby Show”, “Roseanne” and “Murder She Wrote”
• Shelly Long Quit the popular NBC TV Show Cheers
• Spuds MacKenzie first appeared in Bud Light beer advertisement
• Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
• Pi is calculated out to 134 million decimal places with no end in sight.
• Andy Warhol
• Rita Hayworth
• Fred Astaire
• Jackie Gleason
• This can be found on the Vital Idol live Album.
• Originally done in 1968 by Tommy James & the Shondells, it only peaked at number 3 on the charts for them.
• Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He then had a successful solo career, and was a member of the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion…making him one of the first MTV stars.
• It brought this song to a new generation who had never heard the original.
• Here’s Billy Idol and Mony Mony, your #1 @ 1 from November 1987