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1987   Potpourri                 

  • Mark McGwire (Oakland, Al) sets a rookie record of 49 Home Runs. 
  • Spuds Mackenzie and Max Headroom are in. 
  • One time use disposable cameras are new. 
  • Ad: For $22,000 you can buy a BMW or the hollow felling of something just as good. (BMW) 
  • Michael Jordan (Chicago) averages 37.1 ppg, the first since Wilt Chamberlain to score 3,000 points. 
  • Playtex, in TV ads for the "Cross Your Heart" bra, is the first to use live lingerie models. 
  • Quote: "I came here to tell the truth - the good, the bad, and the ugly." (Oliver North) 
  • Forty states and hundreds of cities restrict smoking in public buildings and restaurants following the surgeon general's directives on passive smoking. 
  • "Baby M" custody is awarded to the father. (mother was contracted to have the baby and give it up, then changed her mind) 
  • Sixty percent of US kitchens now have microwave ovens and forty percent of the food dollars are spent eating out. 

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