Some Nostalgia

Our School:


Maple Heights Senior High School
5500 Clement Ave
Maple Heights, Oh 44137


Our School Teams: The Mustangs
School Colors: Maroon & White
Best Wrestlers in the Country

Class Valedictorians:

Michelle Arnold


Class Officers:

Debbie Shaltunuk

Laura August

Jeanine Leko

Dan Checkowsky


Class Songs:


Billy Joel - This Is The Time


Jon Bon Jovi- You Give Love A Bad Name

Billboard Magazine #1 hits of 1987:

Issue Date  -  Song Artist
January 3 "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles
January 10 "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles
January 17 "Shake You Down" Gregory Abbott
January 24 "At This Moment" Billy Vera and the Beaters
January 31 "At this Moment" Billy Vera and the Beaters
February 7 "Open Your Heart" Madonna
February 14 "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
February 21 "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
February 28 "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
March 7 "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
March 14 "Jacob's Ladder" Huey Lewis & the News
March 21 "Lean on Me" Club Nouveau
March 28 "Lean on Me" Club Nouveau
April 4 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship
April 11 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship
April 18 "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)" Aretha Franklin and George Michael
April 25 "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)" Aretha Franklin and George Michael
May 2 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" Cutting Crew
May 9 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" Cutting Crew
May 16 "With or Without You" U2
May 23 "With or Without You" U2
May 30 "With or Without You" U2
June 6 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde
June 13 "Always" Atlantic Starr
June 20 "Head to Toe" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
June 27 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston
July 4 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston
July 11 "Alone" Heart
July 18 "Alone" Heart
July 25 "Alone" Heart
August 1 "Shakedown" Bob Seger
August 8 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" U2
August 15 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" U2
August 22 "Who's That Girl" Madonna
August 29 "La Bamba" Los Lobos
September 5 "La Bamba" Los Lobos
September 12 "La Bamba" Los Lobos
September 19 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett
September 26 "Didn't We Almost Have It All" Whitney Houston
October 3 "Didn't We Almost Have It All" Whitney Houston
October 10 "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake
October 17 "Lost in Emotion" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
October 24 "Bad" Michael Jackson
October 31 "Bad" Michael Jackson
November 7 "I Think We're Alone Now" Tiffany
November 14 "I Think We're Alone Now" Tiffany
November 21 "Mony Mony" Billy Idol
November 28 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
December 5 "Heaven is a Place on Earth" Belinda Carlisle
December 12 "Faith" George Michael
December 19 "Faith" George Michael
December 26 "Faith" George Michael

Top TV Shows of 1987

January 5 - Remington Steele returns to NBC after a six-month hiatus during which series star Pierce Brosnan won the film role of James Bond, only to lose it when NBC unexpectedly renewed the series. Steele adopts a TV-movie length format but only runs for a few installments before being cancelled for good.

January 22 - R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a televised press conference. The decision by some broadcasters to air the footage leads to a debate over boundaries in journalism.

January–February - PBS broadcasts the critically-acclaimed Eyes on the Prize series.

February 8–February 15 - The miniseries Amerika, showing life ten years after the United States is defeated and occupied by the USSR, is broadcast on ABC.

February 15 - The television movie event The Facts of Life Down Under airs on NBC.

March 17 - Murder by the Book a television movie starring Catherine Mary Stewart airs on U.S. television.

April 5 - The Fox TV network makes its prime-time debut, marking the first time since 1955 that four networks filled the US prime-time television landscape.

April 19 - Matt Groening's The Simpsons debuts as a series of short animated segments on The Tracey Ullman Show.

May - The sitcom Mr. Belvedere is canceled after three seasons. Heavy backlash causes ABC executives to rethink the decision and bring the show back. Since the fall programming schedules were already written, Mr. Belvedere doesn't premiere until late October.

May 15 - Pam Ewing's car speeds out of control, crashes into a tanker, and explodes on the season finale of Dallas.

June 30–July 31 - U.S. daytime television is interrupted for the Iran-Contra hearings.

July 15 - Genie Francis, of General Hospital fame, starts a new soap role as Diana Colville on Days of Our Lives, which she will play until 1989.

September 7 - Sylvester McCoy becomes the seventh actor to play the Doctor in BBC One's long-running Doctor Who.

September 11 - Dan Rather of the CBS Evening News stomps out of the newscast when a televised tennis match runs two minutes over. He is missing for six minutes.

November 4–November 18 - Damon and Debbie becomes the first 'soap bubble'. It was a miniseries which took two characters from Brookside into new locations and their own story.

October 15 - Bob Barker, host of The Price Is Right, stops dyeing his hair brown and appears on-stage for the first time with white hair. He is given a minute-long standing ovation by the audience.

November 13 - Sonny and Cher reunite for a performance on Late Night with David Letterman.

November 22 - During a showing of the Doctor Who story "Horror of Fang Rock", Chicago PBS station WTTW-TV Channel 11 is interrupted for 88 seconds by a pirate television transmitter overriding the station's transmission signal to broadcast a video of himself in a Max Headroom mask being spanked. This incident has subsequently gained a degree of cult myth about it.
CBS becomes the last American network to cease a chime intonation at the beginning of telecasts; satellite feeds have made the tones obsolete (their job was to signal to the affiliates to start airing the network feed in sync with everyone else).
Televangelist Jim Bakker is involved in a sex scandal, which causes him to step down as the host of The P.T.L. Club.
227 star Jackée Harry changes her name to "Jackée," which she goes by until 1994.

Debut TV Stuff:

January 6 - Inspector Morse premieres on ITV (1987–2000).

February 11 - Hey Dad..! premieres on the Seven Network (1987–1994).

February 28 - Hikari Sentai Maskman premieres on TV Asahi (1987-1988)

March 23 - The Bold and the Beautiful premieres (1987— ).

April 5 - Married... with Children premieres (1987–1997).

The Tracey Ullman Show premieres (1987–1990).

April 12 - 21 Jump Street premiers (1987-1991).

May 1 - Matlock premieres on ITV (1987–1996).

May 4 - the revival of Classic Concentration premieres on NBC with host Alex Trebek, replacing Blockbusters (1987-1993)

July 5 - Watching premieres on ITV (1987–1993).

July 31 - E! (then known as Movietime) debuts.

September 7 - Knightmare premieres on ITV (1987–1994).

September 11 - Duck Tales premieres in syndication (1987–1990)

September 22 - Full House premieres (1987–1995).

September 24 - A Different World premieres (1987–1993).

September 26 - ChuckleVision premieres on BBC One (1987— ).
Going Live! premieres on BBC One (1987–1993).

September 28 - Star Trek: The Next Generation debuts in first-run syndication. A long-sought-after revival of the 1960s Star Trek: The Original Series, TNG would run for seven successful seasons and would launch one of the most successful series of programs in television history. Four consecutive series would run for the next 18 years, until the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise on May 13, 2005 (1987–1994).

September 29 - thirtysomething premieres on ABC (1987–1991).

December 10 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres (1987–1996).

Beadle's About premieres on ITV (1987–1996).


Video and Computers in 1987

Notable releases
Namco releases Wonder Momo, which is their last 8-bit game, Yokai Douchuuki, which is their first 16-bit game, Dragon Spirit, Blazer, Quester, Pac-Mania, Galaga '88 and Final Lap.

Konami Corporation releases Metal Gear in Japan , Castlevania and Contra. All three games were the beginning of some of Konami's most popular franchises.

Nintendo releases The Legend Of Zelda in America and Europe. The first of one of their longest running and most popular series of games.

Taito Corporation releases the Double Dragon arcade game, the first in a long series of games.

Squaresoft's Hironobu Sakaguchi introduces the Final Fantasy video game series to Japan.
LucasArts releases Maniac Mansion, the first game to use the SCUMM engine, innovating the point-and-click interface for the adventure game genre.

Capcom releases the first Mega Man game in the long-standing series for the NES/Famicom.
FTL Games releases Dungeon Master.

Incentive Software release Driller a milestone in 3D gaming and a precursor to modern first-person 3D games.

Ocean Software release Head Over Heels, an isometric arcade adventure, to critical acclaim and huge popularity.

Namco develops the Namco System 1 arcade system board. At the end of the year, Namco also releases the Namco System 2 arcade system board.

October 30 — NEC releases the PC Engine console in Japan.

Acorn releases the Acorn Archimedes home computer, which brought the game Zarch (later known on other platforms as Virus) to prominence.

Atari Corp. releases the XE Game System (XEGS) home console.

Sega Master System released in Japan.
The VGA standard developed for IBM's new PS/2 line gave the PC the potential for 256-color graphics.

AdLib set an early defacto standard for sound cards with its card based on the Yamaha YM3812 sound chip. (This would last until the introduction of Creative Labs' Sound Blaster in 1989.)

New companies: Maxis, Gametek Inc., Apogee Software, Ltd., Empire Interactive PLC

Activision acquires Infocom

Electronic Arts acquires Batteries Included
Electric Transit closes

Warner Communications' Atari Games establishes the Tengen division

Nintendo of America, Inc. v. Blockbuster Entertainment lawsuit: Nintendo sues Blockbuster for photocopying complete NES manuals for its rental games. Nintendo wins the suit, and Blockbuster includes original manuals with its rentals.

SSI President Joel Billings acquires the license to the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game, setting the stage for the Gold Box line of D&D games.


1987 USA Stats and History:

President: Ronald W. Reagan
Vice President: George Bush
Population: 242,288,918
Life expectancy: 74.9 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 55.5
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 49.4

US GDP (1998 dollars):   $4,692.30 billion
Federal spending:   $1003.91 billion
Federal debt:   $2346.1 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):  $26,061
Consumer Price Index:   113.6
Unemployment:   6.2%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.22

US Supreme Court rules Rotary Clubs must admit women (May 4).

US Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., retires (June 26).

Oliver North, Jr., tells Congressional inquiry higher officials approved his secret Iran-Contra operations (July 7–10).

Admiral John M. Poindexter, former National Security Adviser, testifies he authorized use of Iran arms sale profits to aid Contras (July 15–22).

George P. Shultz testifies he was deceived repeatedly on Iran-Contra affair (July 23–24).

Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger tells inquiry of official deception and intrigue (July 31, Aug. 3).

Reagan says Iran arms-Contra policy went astray and accepts responsibility (Aug. 12).

Senate, 58-42, rejects Robert H. Bork as US Supreme Court Justice (Oct. 23).



1987 Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor
Music: The Flight Into Egypt, John Harbison
Drama: Fences, August Wilson

Oscars awarded in 1987
Academy Award, Best Picture: Platoon, Arnold Kopelson, producer (Orion)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Joseph Brodsky (US)

1987 Emmy Awards

1987 Tony Awards

Grammys awarded in 1987
Record of the Year: "Higher Love," Steve Winwood
Album of the Year: Graceland, Paul Simon (Warner Bros.)
Song of the Year: "That's What Friends Are For," Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, songwriters

Miss America: Kellye Cash (TN)



1987 Top Sports Events


Super Bowl

NY Giants d. Denver (39-20)


World Series

Minnesota d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-3)


NBA Championship

LA Lakers d. Boston (4-2)


Stanley Cup

Edmonton d. Philadelphia (4-3)



Women: Martina Navratilova d. S. Graf (7-5 6-3)
Men: Pat Cash d. I. Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)


Kentucky Derby Champion



NCAA Basketball Championship

Indiana d. Syracuse (74-73)


NCAA Football Champions

Miami-FL (12-0-0)