Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The later part of the 1980s held a stock of characters that were both influential and unbelievable. They are remembered in volume eight of the ten-part series History of the 80s: 1987. The boom market crashed hard in 1987, leaving many people disillusioned. Further hope was damaged by the discovery of a deadly contagious disease, AIDS. While the national economy suffered, global interest in America grew and Japan became an investor. Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's public showdown changed the image of televised religion forever. Abroad, Gorbachev started to thaw his communist Russia.
decade, headlines, milestone