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    1987: The year in pictures

    30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1987


    In the Persian Gulf, a view of the guided missile frigate USS Stark listing to port after being hit by two Iraqi Exocet missiles within 30 seconds. 37 sailors were killed



    Backstage at Carnegie Hall in New York, Liza Minelli meets guests after her show, including Henry Kissinger, Nancy Kissinger, Donald Trump and his wife Ivana Trump, on June 11, 1987




    Michael S. Swavley, vice president of marketing for Compaq Computer Corporation, introduces the new Compaq Portable III at the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York, on February 18, 1987. The Compaq Portable III, starting with a weight of 18 pounds, provides the power and function of a high performance desktop computer in a small, self-contained unit that is easy to carry.



    Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver North, former aide to former National Security Adviser John Poindexter, is sworn in on July 7, 1987, before the House and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, District of Columbia, on arms sales to Iran and diversion of profits to Nicaraguan Contra rebels. North testified under limited immunity. The "Irangate" saga erupted 30 November 1986 into a new crisis for the US President Reagan administration with the resignation of Admiral John Poindexter as the President's National Security Advisor and the dismissal of North, a member of the National Security Council Staff. "Ollie" North, a much-decorated Marine officer, known to White House cynics as the President's "Swashbuckler in Chief", was linked to the transfer of some $30 million profit from the Iran weapons sales to Contra rebels fighting the left-wing Sandinista government in Nicaragua



    First lady of Arkansas Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a conference at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, beside her husband, Governor Bill Clinton, on July 16, 1987.



    Bag-covered bodies are strewn across the hillsides flanking Middlebelt Road in Romulus, Michigan, on August 16, 1987 after a Northwest Airlines MD-18, en route to California via Phoenix, crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.



    Two men wearing Irish Republican Army (IRA) black masks and berets carry the coffin of Tony Gormley, during his funeral near Dungannon, Northern Ireland on May 11, 1987. He was one of eight IRA members who died on May 8, after conflict with security forces when they attacked the police station at Loughgall in Co., Armagh

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    The year my daughter was born.








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    Why?

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    My daughter was born in 1987 she just had her 30th birthday,seems like yesterday that i took her home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    My daughter was born in 1987 she just had her 30th birthday,seems like yesterday that i took her home.
    Ta. Makes some kind of sense now

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    XF Falcon



    VL Commodore


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    Keith Houchen's diving header for Coventry against Spurs at Wembley; Coventry went on to shock Spurs in extra time and win the FA Cup for the first (and only) time in their history.

    I think I may have also grown my first pube that year too. Not sure.

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    ^ Great goal and great result. And wasn't it Wimbledon the following year against the scouser dicks.

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    Gary Mabbut's knee. Great moment.

    I had a few of those Compaq luggables, amazing how useful they were considering.

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    The 1987 UK hurricane

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    The 1987 UK hurricane
    Poor old Michael Fish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    The 1987 UK hurricane
    Poor old Michael Fish.
    He was right in a way though. It wasn't a hurricane, all hurricanes start in the tropics.

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    1987: The first Rugby World Cup, co-hosted in NZ and Australia



    NZ 29 beat France 9 in the final
    Wales 22 beat Australia 21 for third place

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    This was kept off the Xmas no.1 spot



    By this


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    Cheers for this thread, Bobo.

    Wow....30 years....

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    After 'Fatty' retired, he moved around the corner from the place I used to rent ... QUEENSLANDER !



    I won't name all the good stuff from that year, but here a few.



    Australian of the Year for 1986, Dick Smith made the first helicopter flight to the North Pole in 1987.

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    Jeff Fenech v Samart Payakaroon

    Jeff Fenech knocks out Samart Payakarun in Sydney to win the WBC super-bantamweight boxing championship (8 May) and becomes the first Australian to have held two world boxing titles.

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    Lindy and Michael Chamberlain are pardoned by the N.T. Government
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    End of an era ... Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Premier of Qld and retires from parliament; Mike Ahern is sworn in as the new Premier.
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    July 19 1987 ... the final countdown. Above was the Aussie Top 10 around that time.
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    David and my then Finnish gf cycle the South Coast of France.

    (sigh ... the good 'ole days)

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Australia still had straight males having barbies, drinking tinnies and shaggin' sheilas.

    What's todays version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Australia still had straight males having barbies, drinking tinnies and shaggin' sheilas.

    What's todays version?
    Same same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post


    David and my then Finnish gf cycle the South Coast of France.

    (sigh ... the good 'ole days)
    Why were you riding around France in your underpants?
    Last edited by Cujo; 28-03-2017 at 11:09 PM.

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