# 227: 1987: Music & Headlines

HEADLINES:
- President Reagan orders Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down the Berlin Wall".
- Iran Contra

LOCAL HEADLINES:
- Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Earle Bruce after nine seasons; The B*ckeyes go out on top in Bruce's final game, a 23-20 win over Michigan. Ohio's last win in Ann Arbor until Jim Tressel became coach.
- Wexley (Which involves Buck Rinehart, Les Wexner, Columbus, and New Albany; which led to the sprawl of the tiny fishing village of New Albany, which led to the conception of Easton down the road)
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart is re-elected.

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Baseball, D-I: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Boy's Basketball, D-II: Columbus St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Football, D-IV: Gahanna Columbus Academy Vikings
Football, D-V: Newark Catholic Green Wave
Field Hockey: Bexley Columbus School for Girls Unicorns

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers (the LAST Magic vs. Larry Championship meeting)
NCAA Tournament: Indiana Hoosiers
World Series: Minnesota Twins
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NCAA Football: Miami Hurricanes
NCAA Women's Basketball: Tennessee Lady Volunteers (first-ever win for Lady Vols)
Big Ten Football: Michigan State Spartans
The Game: Ohio State (in their "Bowl Game" in 1987, Earle Bruce's FINAL game), 23-20 in Ann Arbor

Also in sports, the Denver Broncos finished off the Cleveland Browns in "The Drive" in the 1986 AFC Championship Game in Cleveland, leading John Elway and the Broncos to a Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Drama Special: Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
Limited Series: A Year in the Life (NBC)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Bruce Willis, Moonlighting (ABC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: James Woods, Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Lead Actor, Daytime: Larry Bryggman, As the World Turns (CBS)
Lead Actress, Comedy Series: Rue McClanahan, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Lead Actress, Drama Series: Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Lead Actress, Limited Series/Special: Gena Rowlands, The Betty Ford Story (ABC)
Lead Actress, Daytime: Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: John Hillerman, Magnum P.I. (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Special: Dabney Coleman, Sworn to Silence (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Gregg Marx, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jackee Harry, 227 (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Bonnie Bartlett, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Limited Series/Special: Piper Laurie, Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Kathleen Noone, All My Children (ABC)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Michael E. Knight, All My Children (ABC)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Martha Byrne, As the World Turns (CBS)

TONY AWARDS:
Best Musical - Les Miserables
Best Play - Fences (August Wilson)

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1986 Films)
Best Picture - Platoon
Best Actor - Paul Newman, The Color of Money
Best Actress - Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
Best Supporting Actor - Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Supporting Actress - Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Director - Oliver Stone, Platoon
Best Original Song - "Take My Breath Away", Top Gun

Popular TV Shows were Cheers, The C*sby Show, The Golden Girls, Night Court, L.A. Law, Family Ties, and Murder, She Wrote.
Debuting on TV in 1987 were The Bold and the Beautiful, Star Trek: The Next Generation, thirtysomething, Full House, A Different World, and the FOX Network (and Married with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, and 21 Jump Street with it)

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1986 films):
Best Picture: Platoon
Best Director: Oliver Stone, Platoon
Best Actress: Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
Best Actor: Paul Newman, The Color of Money

Popular Films included Dirty Dancing, The Last Emperor, Moonstruck, The Untouchables, Broadcast News, Wall Street, and Mannequin

GRAMMY AWARDS (for 1985-86 Music)
Best Album: Graceland

TONY AWARDS
Best Musical: Les Miserables