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Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1987

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Information compiled by Duane Alan Hahn, a.k.a. Random Terrain.

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Below is an incomplete list of Atari 2600 video game release dates by month in the USA for the year 1987 along with lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories of the Atari 2600 and the 1980s with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.

 

If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1987. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.

 

 

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Quick List and Index

For those who only want release dates and nothing else, there is a Release Date Quick List. This page also has an Index.

 

 

Not Set in Stone

Most of the release dates below are not set in stone. Games will be moved as better information is found, so be sure to check back once in a while.

 

 

Best Guess

Many games are marked as a best guess. Some guesses are worse than others. Below is a list of the types of guesses that can be on this page.

 

Best Guess (BG): At least one magazine or newsletter mentioned the month a game was released or supposed to be released.

 

Extreme Best Guess (EBG): A vague mention of the release month in a magazine or newsletter.

 

Super Extreme Best Guess (SEBG): The Video Game Update newsletter only had a review for the game (no release month mentioned), so it's a semi-educated wild guess. The review could have happened the same month the game was released or the review could have been published a month or more later.

 

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess (DSEBG): There might be an ad in a magazine to go on if we're lucky. It's a desperate semi-educated wild guess.

 

 

Copyright Date

Remember, the date on the box, cartridge, manual, and copyright screen can be different from the actual release date. For example, Atari 2600 Pac-Man was released in March/April of 1982, but the box, cart, manual, and copyright screen have 1981 as the copyright date. It usually took around 6 months for a programmer to make an Atari VCS game back then and that's not counting the time it took to make the manuals, boxes, and cartridges.

 

 

YouTube and Beyond

To help make your experience more enjoyable, most items listed on this page have a link to related search results at YouTube (YT) where you can watch music videos, scenes from movies, or clips from TV shows. The movies and TV shows listed on this page also have links to web sites such as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Wikipedia (WP).

 

 

You Can Help

If you find a mistake, or have more information to add, such as month/year release dates for games, please contact me. Every little bit of credible information helps, no matter how insignificant you think it might be. Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 

January 1987

January 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Jacob’s Ladder” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Jan 17)   YT

“Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House  (Jan 17)   YT   70%

“Let’s Wait Awhile” by Janet Jackson  (Jan 17)   YT

“Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range  (Jan 17)   YT   65%

“Respect Yourself” by Bruce Willis  (Jan 17)   YT

“Come Go With Me” by Exposé  (Jan 24)   YT

“The Final Countdown” by Europe  (Jan 24)   YT

“Let’s Go” by Wang Chung  (Jan 24)   YT

“The Honeythief” by Hipsway  (Jan 24)   YT

“Ronnie’s Rapp” by Ron & The D.C. Crew  (Jan 24)   YT

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship  (Jan 31)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1987

 

New at the Movies

Assassination  (Jan 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Bedroom Window  (Jan 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Critical Condition  (Jan 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Wanted: Dead or Alive  (Jan 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jocks  (Jan 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Stepfather  (Jan 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Outrageous Fortune  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Radio Days  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

January 1987

 

New on TV

Unsolved Mysteries [specials until 1988]  NBC  (Jan 3)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Ohara  ABC  (Jan 17)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Tortellis  NBC  (Jan 21)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Square One TV  PBS  (Jan 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

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February 1987

February 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“The Finer Things” by Steve Winwood  (Feb 7)   YT

“Stone Love” by Kool & The Gang  (Feb 7)   YT

“What You Get Is What You See” by Tina Turner  (Feb 7)   YT

“Smoking Gun” by Robert Cray Band  (Feb 7)   YT

“Lean On Me” by Club Nouveau  (Feb 14)   YT

“The Lady In Red” by Chris DeBurgh  (Feb 14)   YT

“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” by Genesis  (Feb 14)   YT

“Walking Down Your Street” by Bangles  (Feb 14)   YT   75%

“Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You” by Glenn Medeiros  (Feb 14)   YT

“Dominoes” by Robbie Nevil  (Feb 14)   YT

“Serious” by Donna Allen  (Feb 14)   YT

“Ship Of Fools (Save Me From Tomorrow)” by World Party  (Feb 14)   YT

“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin & George Michael  (Feb 21)   YT

“Light Of Day” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  (Feb 21)   YT

“How Much Love” by Survivor  (Feb 21)   YT

“Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)” by Mel & Kim  (Feb 21)   YT

“Come As You Are” by Peter Wolf  (Feb 28)   YT

“The Right Thing” by Simply Red  (Feb 28)   YT

“It’s Tricky” by Run DMC  (Feb 28)   YT   60%

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1987

 

New at the Movies

Black Widow  (Feb 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

From the Hip  (Feb 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Light of Day  (Feb 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mannequin  (Feb 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Over the Top  (Feb 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Death Before Dishonor  (Feb 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Square Dance  (Feb 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors  (Feb 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Number One with a Bullet  (Feb 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Some Kind of Wonderful  (Feb 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

February 1987

 

New on TV

LBJ: The Early Years [TV movie]  NBC  (Feb 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Amerika [miniseries]  ABC  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Facts of Life Down Under [TV movie]  NBC  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

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March 1987

March 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“(I Just) Died In Your Arms” by Cutting Crew  (Mar 7)   YT

“Looking For A New Love” by Jody Watley  (Mar 7)   YT

“Sign O’ The Times” by Prince  (Mar 7)   YT

“Meet Me Half Way” by Kenny Loggins  (Mar 7)   YT

“The Boy In The Bubble” by Paul Simon  (Mar 7)   YT

“Right On Track” by Breakfast Club  (Mar 14)   YT

“With Or Without You” by U2  (Mar 21)   YT

“La Isla Bonita” by Madonna  (Mar 21)   YT

“Always” by Atlantic Starr  (Mar 28)   YT

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by Kim Wilde  (Mar 28)   YT   60%

“Big Love” by Fleetwood Mac  (Mar 28)   YT

“Heat Of The Night” by Bryan Adams  (Mar 28)   YT

“Just To See Her” by Smokey Robinson  (Mar 28)   YT

“Se La” by Lionel Richie  (Mar 28)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1987

 

New at the Movies

Angel Heart  (Mar 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Lethal Weapon  (Mar 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Evil Dead II  (Mar 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tin Men  (Mar 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Raising Arizona  (Mar 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Burglar  (Mar 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hollywood Shuffle  (Mar 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Street Smart  (Mar 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Blind Date  (Mar 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

March 1987

 

New on TV

Houston Knights  CBS  (Mar 11)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Rags to Riches  NBC  (Mar 13)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Bronx Zoo  NBC  (Mar 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Roomies  NBC  (Mar 19)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Trivia: Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as the host of The PTL Club after involvement in a sex scandal.  Christian TV  (Mar 19)   YT   WP: 1987 Events

The Charmings  ABC  (Mar 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Bold and the Beautiful  CBS  (Mar 23)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Max Headroom  ABC  (Mar 31)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

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April 1987

April 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Songbird” by Kenny G  (Apr 4)   YT

“I Know What I Like” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Apr 4)   YT

“Lessons In Love” by Level 42  (Apr 4)   YT   70%

“Day-In Day-Out” by David Bowie  (Apr 4)   YT

“Baby Grand” by Billy Joel & Ray Charles  (Apr 4)   YT

“Head To Toe” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam  (Apr 11)   YT   60%

“Don’t Disturb This Groove” by The System  (Apr 11)   YT

“Diamonds” by Herb Alpert featuring Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith  (Apr 11)   YT   60%

“Wanted Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi  (Apr 11)   YT

“Endless Nights” by Eddie Money  (Apr 11)   YT

“I’ll Still Be Loving You” by Restless Heart  (Apr 11)   YT

“Should I See” by Frozen Ghost  (Apr 11)   YT

“Shy Girl” by Stacey Q  (Apr 11)   YT

“We Are What We Are” by The Other Ones  (Apr 18)   YT

“Go See The Doctor” by Kool Moe Dee  (Apr 18)   YT

“In Too Deep” by Genesis  (Apr 25)   YT

“Jammin’ Me” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  (Apr 25)   YT

“Dirty Water” by Rock And Hyde  (Apr 25)   YT   70%

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1987

 

New at the Movies

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol  (Apr 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Aristocats [re-release]  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Making Mr. Right  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Secret of My Success  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Three for the Road  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Project X  (Apr 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rumpelstiltskin  (Apr 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Wild Thing  (Apr 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Extreme Prejudice  (Apr 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

My Demon Lover  (Apr 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

April 1987

 

New on TV

Nothing in Common  NBC  (Apr 2)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Trivia: The Fox TV network makes its prime-time debut. The network debuts two shows, Married... with Children and The Tracey Ullman Show.  Fox  (Apr 5)   YT   WP: 1987 Events

Married... with Children  Fox  (Apr 5)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Tracey Ullman Show  Fox  (Apr 5)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

21 Jump Street  Fox  (Apr 12)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Sweet Surrender  NBC  (Apr 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Bionic Six  Syndication  (Apr 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Duet  Fox  (Apr 19)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Trivia: Matt Groening’s The Simpsons debuts as a series of short animated segments as part of The Tracey Ullman Show.  Fox  (Apr 19)   YT   WP: 1987 Events

Down and Out in Beverly Hills  Fox  (Apr 26)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

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May 1987

May 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Heart And Soul” by T’Pau  (May 2)   YT

“Something So Strong” by Crowded House  (May 2)   YT

“I’d Still Say Yes” by Klymaxx  (May 2)   YT

“Rock The Night” by Europe  (May 2)   YT

“Only In My Dreams” by Debbie Gibson  (May 9)   YT   55%

“Point Of No Return” by Exposé  (May 9)   YT

“Alone” by Heart  (May 16)   YT

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston  (May 16)   YT   55%

“Funkytown” by Pseudo Echo  (May 16)   YT   60%

“Kiss Him Goodbye” by The Nylons  (May 16)   YT

“Every Little Kiss” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range  (May 16)   YT

“Flames Of Paradise” by Jennifer Rush & Elton John  (May 16)   YT

“Shakedown” by Bob Seger  (May 23)   YT   60%

“The Pleasure Principle” by Janet Jackson  (May 23)   YT

“Happy” by Surface  (May 23)   YT

“Why Should I Cry?” by Nona Hendryx  (May 23)   YT

“Give Me All Night” by Carly Simon  (May 23)   YT

“Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine  (May 30)   YT   70%

“Wot’s It To Ya” by Robbie Nevil  (May 30)   YT   60%

“Girls, Girls, Girls” by Mötley Crüe  (May 30)   YT

“Back In The High Life Again” by Steve Winwood  (May 30)   YT

“Moonlighting (Theme)” by Al Jarreau  (May 30)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1987

 

New at the Movies

The Allnighter  (May 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation  (May 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Creepshow 2  (May 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Malone  (May 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gardens of Stone  (May 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hot Pursuit  (May 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Gate  (May 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ishtar  (May 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Beverly Hills Cop II  (May 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Chipmunk Adventure  (May 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ernest Goes to Camp  (May 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

May 1987

 

New on TV

Mr. President  Fox  (May 3)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd  NBC  (May 21)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

Back to Top

 

 

 

 

June 1987

June 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“I Want Your Sex” by George Michael  (Jun 6)   YT

“Luka” by Suzanne Vega  (Jun 6)   YT

“Can’t We Try” by Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard  (Jun 6)   YT

“Rock Steady” by The Whispers  (Jun 6)   YT

“Cross My Broken Heart” by The Jets  (Jun 6)   YT

“Mary’s Prayer” by Danny Wilson  (Jun 6)   YT   60%

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2  (Jun 13)   YT

“Don’t Mean Nothing” by Richard Marx  (Jun 13)   YT

“Since You’ve Been Gone” by The Outfield  (Jun 13)   YT

“I Want Action” by Poison  (Jun 13)   YT

“Living In A Box” by Living In A Box  (Jun 20)   YT

“Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac  (Jun 20)   YT

“La Bamba” by Los Lobos  (Jun 27)   YT

“It’s Not Over (Til It’s Over)” by Starship  (Jun 27)   YT

“Lies” by Jonathan Butler  (Jun 27)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1987

 

New at the Movies

Cyclone  (Jun 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Harry and the Hendersons  (Jun 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Untouchables  (Jun 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Believers  (Jun 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Million Dollar Mystery  (Jun 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Predator  (Jun 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Witches of Eastwick  (Jun 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Benji the Hunted  (Jun 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Roxanne  (Jun 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dragnet  (Jun 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Spaceballs  (Jun 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Straight to Hell  (Jun 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

June 1987

 

New on TV

Home Shopping Game  Syndication  (Jun 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

Back to Top

 

 

 

 

July 1987

July 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake  (Jul 4)   YT

“When Smokey Sings” by ABC  (Jul 4)   YT

“Who’s That Girl” by Madonna  (Jul 11)   YT

“Wipeout” by Fat Boys & Beach Boys  (Jul 11)   YT

“Love Power” by Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne  (Jul 11)   YT

“Who Found Who” by Jellybean Featuring Elisa Fiorillo  (Jul 11)   YT

“I’m Bad” by LL Cool J  (Jul 11)   YT

“I Heard A Rumour” by Bananarama  (Jul 18)   YT

“Doing It All For My Baby” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Jul 18)   YT

“One Heartbeat” by Smokey Robinson  (Jul 18)   YT

“In My Dreams” by REO Speedwagon  (Jul 18)   YT

“Touch Of Grey” by Grateful Dead  (Jul 25)   YT

“Jump Start” by Natalie Cole  (Jul 25)   YT

“Fake” by Alexander O’Neal  (Jul 25)   YT

“Back To Paradise” by .38 Special  (Jul 25)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1987

 

New at the Movies

Adventures in Babysitting  (Jul 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Innerspace  (Jul 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Brave Little Toaster  (Jul 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Full Metal Jacket  (Jul 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise  (Jul 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Squeeze  (Jul 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

White Water Summer  (Jul 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jaws: The Revenge  (Jul 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Nowhere to Hide  (Jul 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

RoboCop  (Jul 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [re-release]  (Jul 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

La Bamba  (Jul 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

Summer School  (Jul 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace  (Jul 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Living Daylights  (Jul 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Lost Boys  (Jul 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

Maid to Order  (Jul 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

July 1987

 

New on TV

Werewolf  Fox  (Jul 11)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Karen’s Song  Fox  (Jul 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter  Fox  (Jul 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

Back to Top

 

 

 

 

August 1987

August 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Didn’t We Almost Have It All” by Whitney Houston  (Aug 1)   YT

“Lost In Emotion” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam  (Aug 1)   YT

“U Got The Look” by Prince & Sheena Easton  (Aug 1)   YT

“Carrie” by Europe  (Aug 1)   YT

“I Need Love” by LL Cool J  (Aug 1)   YT

“Holiday” by The Other Ones  (Aug 1)   YT   60%

“Don’t Look Down (The Sequel)” by Go West  (Aug 1)   YT

“Misfit” by Curiosity Killed The Cat  (Aug 1)   YT

“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett  (Aug 8)   YT   60%

“Never Let Me Down” by David Bowie  (Aug 8)   YT

“Be There” by Pointer Sisters  (Aug 8)   YT

“Oh Yeah” by Yello  (Aug 8)   YT   60%

“Casanova” by Levert  (Aug 15)   YT

“Breakout” by Swing Out Sister  (Aug 15)   YT   78%

“Who Will You Run To” by Heart  (Aug 15)   YT

“Let Me Be The One” by Exposé  (Aug 15)   YT

“Paper In Fire” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Aug 15)   YT

“One Lover At A Time” by Atlantic Starr  (Aug 15)   YT

“Something Real (Inside Me/Inside You)” by Mr. Mister  (Aug 22)   YT

“Victim Of Love” by Bryan Adams  (Aug 22)   YT

“Dinner With Gershwin” by Donna Summer  (Aug 22)   YT

“I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany  (Aug 29)   YT   55%

“Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac  (Aug 29)   YT   70%

“Don’t Make Me Wait For Love” by Kenny G  (Aug 29)   YT

“You Are The Girl” by The Cars  (Aug 29)   YT

“I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone” by Ray Parker Jr.  (Aug 29)   YT

“Happy Together” by The Nylons  (Aug 29)   YT

“Love Is A House” by Force M.D.’s  (Aug 29)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1987

 

New at the Movies

Back to the Beach  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Masters of the Universe  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Nadine  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Stakeout  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Who’s That Girl  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Can’t Buy Me Love  (Aug 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Disorderlies  (Aug 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Monster Squad  (Aug 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

No Way Out  (Aug 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

North Shore  (Aug 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Born in East L.A.  (Aug 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dirty Dancing  (Aug 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie  (Aug 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Big Easy  (Aug 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Fourth Protocol  (Aug 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hamburger Hill  (Aug 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

House II: The Second Story  (Aug 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Matewan  (Aug 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

August 1987

 

New on TV

Animal Crack-Ups  ABC  (Aug 8)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

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September 1987

September 1987

 

Kung-Fu Master (Activision)

Best Guess. The game was shipped in September according to Computer Entertainer. Kung-Fu Master was reviewed in the October 1987 issue of Computer Entertainer.

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September 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Mony Mony (Live)” by Billy Idol  (Sep 5)   YT

“I’ve Been In Love Before” by Cutting Crew  (Sep 5)   YT

“It’s A Sin” by Pet Shop Boys  (Sep 5)   YT

“That’s What Love Is All About” by Michael Bolton  (Sep 5)   YT

“Betcha Say That” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine  (Sep 5)   YT

“Causing A Commotion” by Madonna  (Sep 12)   YT

“Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2  (Sep 12)   YT

“Come On, Let’s Go” by Los Lobos  (Sep 12)   YT

“Let’s Work” by Mick Jagger  (Sep 12)   YT

“Love Is Contagious” by Taja Sevelle  (Sep 12)   YT

“Solitude Standing” by Suzanne Vega  (Sep 12)   YT

“Bad” by Michael Jackson  (Sep 19)   YT   75%

“The One I Love” by R.E.M.  (Sep 19)   YT

“Hourglass” by Squeeze  (Sep 19)   YT   90%

“Boys Night Out” by Timothy B. Schmit  (Sep 19)   YT

“Waterfall” by Wendy & Lisa  (Sep 19)   YT

“Heaven Is A Place On Earth” by Belinda Carlisle  (Sep 26)   YT   52%

“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley with Jennifer Warnes  (Sep 26)   YT

“Should’ve Known Better” by Richard Marx  (Sep 26)   YT

“Catch Me (I’m Falling)” by Pretty Poison  (Sep 26)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1987

 

New at the Movies

The Curse  (Sep 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Amazon Women on the Moon  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fatal Attraction  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hellraiser  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Maurice  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Pick-up Artist  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Principal  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Best Seller  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Big Town  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Real Men  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

September 1987

 

New on TV

Geraldo  Syndication  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

My Pet Monster  ABC  (Sep 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

I’m Telling! [game show]  NBC  (Sep 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

The New Archies  NBC  (Sep 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Popeye and Son  CBS  (Sep 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dinosaucers  Syndication  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Maxie’s World  Syndication  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Wil Shriner Show  Syndication  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Frank’s Place  CBS  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Oldest Rookie  CBS  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Wiseguy  CBS  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

A Year in the Life [miniseries/TV Series]  NBC  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Out of This World  Syndication  (Sep 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

DuckTales (Original series)  Syndication  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Marblehead Manor  Syndication  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

She’s the Sheriff  Syndication  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Once a Hero  ABC  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Highwayman  NBC  (Sep 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

My Two Dads  NBC  (Sep 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Beverly Hills Teens  Syndication  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Spiral Zone  Syndication  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Full House  ABC  (Sep 22)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

I Married Dora  ABC  (Sep 22)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Hooperman  ABC  (Sep 23)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Slap Maxwell Story  ABC  (Sep 23)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

A Different World  NBC  (Sep 24)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Tour of Duty  CBS  (Sep 24)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Beauty and the Beast  CBS  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Jake and the Fatman  CBS  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

ALF: The Animated Series  NBC  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

J.J. Starbuck  NBC  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Second Chance (aka Boys Will Be Boys)  Fox  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Dolly  ABC  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Law & Harry McGraw  CBS  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Star Trek: The Next Generation  Syndication  (Sep 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

thirtysomething  ABC  (Sep 29)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

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October 1987

October 1987

 

Title Match Pro Wrestling (Absolute Entertainment)

Best Guess. This game was shipped in October 1987 according to Computer Entertainer. Title Match Pro Wrestling was reviewed in the November 1987 issue of Computer Entertainer.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

October 1987

 

Summer Games (Epyx)

Best Guess. This game was shipped in October 1987 according to Computer Entertainer. Summer Games was reviewed in the November 1987 issue of Computer Entertainer.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

October 1987

 

Winter Games (Epyx)

Best Guess. This game was shipped in October 1987 according to Computer Entertainer. Winter Games was reviewed in the November 1987 issue of Computer Entertainer.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

October 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Shake Your Love” by Debbie Gibson  (Oct 3)   YT

“Brilliant Disguise” by Bruce Springsteen  (Oct 3)   YT

“Don’t You Want Me” by Jody Watley  (Oct 3)   YT

“Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith  (Oct 3)   YT   55%

“Love Will Find A Way” by Yes  (Oct 3)   YT

“Satellite” by The Hooters  (Oct 3)   YT

“Tell It To My Heart” by Taylor Dayne  (Oct 10)   YT

“We’ll Be Together” by Sting  (Oct 10)   YT   65%

“Valerie” by Steve Winwood  (Oct 10)   YT   60%

“Crazy” by Icehouse  (Oct 17)   YT

“Skeletons” by Stevie Wonder  (Oct 17)   YT

“I Do You” by The Jets  (Oct 17)   YT

“Motortown” by The Kane Gang  (Oct 17)   YT   [Didn’t hear it back then, but I might have liked it.]

“Need You Tonight” by INXS  (Oct 24)   YT

“Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison  (Oct 24)   YT   75%

“Faith” by George Michael  (Oct 24)   YT

“Is This Love” by Whitesnake  (Oct 24)   YT

“Cherry Bomb” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Oct 24)   YT

“So Emotional” by Whitney Houston  (Oct 31)   YT

“Pop Goes The World” by Men Without Hats  (Oct 31)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1987

 

New at the Movies

Anna  (Oct 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Big Shots  (Oct 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Like Father Like Son  (Oct 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Slam Dance  (Oct 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Princess Bride  (Oct 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Someone to Watch Over Me  (Oct 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Surrender  (Oct 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Three O’Clock High  (Oct 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Barfly  (Oct 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II  (Oct 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hope and Glory  (Oct 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Weeds  (Oct 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Whales of August  (Oct 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Glass Menagerie  (Oct 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

No Man’s Land  (Oct 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Prince of Darkness  (Oct 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Sicilian  (Oct 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Suspect  (Oct 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Baby Boom  (Oct 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fatal Beauty  (Oct 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Hidden  (Oct 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

October 1987

 

New on TV

Everything’s Relative  CBS  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Leg Work  CBS  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Friday the 13th: The Series  Syndication  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Women in Prison  Fox  (Oct 11)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Trivia: Bob Barker stops dyeing his hair brown and appears on The Price Is Right for the first time with white hair.  CBS  (Oct 15)   YT   WP: 1987 Events

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

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November 1987

November 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen  (Nov 7)   YT

“Candle In The Wind (Live)” by Elton John  (Nov 7)   YT

“There’s The Girl” by Heart  (Nov 7)   YT

“I Live For Your Love” by Natalie Cole  (Nov 7)   YT

“Honestly” by Stryper  (Nov 7)   YT

“Hazy Shade Of Winter” by Bangles  (Nov 14)   YT   60%

“Don’t Shed A Tear” by Paul Carrack  (Nov 14)   YT

“I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man” by Prince  (Nov 14)   YT

“The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson  (Nov 21)   YT   75%

“I Found Someone” by Cher  (Nov 21)   YT

“Push It” by Salt ‘N Pepa  (Nov 21)   YT

“Could’ve Been” by Tiffany  (Nov 28)   YT

“Seasons Change” by Exposé  (Nov 28)   YT

“Pump Up The Volume” by M|A|R|R|S  (Nov 28)   YT

“Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac  (Nov 28)   YT   68%

“Because Of You” by The Cover Girls  (Nov 28)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1987

 

New at the Movies

Cry Freedom  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hello Again  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hiding Out  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Less Than Zero  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Made in Heaven  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Russkies  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Steel Dawn  (Nov 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cross My Heart  (Nov 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Running Man  (Nov 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cinderella [re-release]  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Date with an Angel  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Flowers in the Attic  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Nuts  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sign “” the Times  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Teen Wolf Too  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Planes, Trains and Automobiles  (Nov 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Three Men and a Baby  (Nov 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

November 1987

 

New on TV

Finders Keepers  Nickelodeon  (Nov 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Beverly Hills Buntz  NBC  (Nov 5)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Sable  ABC  (Nov 7)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Trivia: Sonny & Cher reunite for a performance on Late Night with David Letterman.  NBC  (Nov 13)   YT   WP: 1987 Events

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story [miniseries]  NBC  (Nov 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

CBS This Morning  CBS  (Nov 30)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

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December 1987

December 1987

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Say You Will” by Foreigner  (Dec 5)   YT   65%

“Tunnel Of Love” by Bruce Springsteen  (Dec 5)   YT

“What Have I Done To Deserve This” by Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield  (Dec 12)   YT   80%

“Hot Hot Hot (Radio Edit)” by Buster Poindexter and his Banshees Of Blue  (Dec 12)   YT   65%

“Hot In The City” by Billy Idol  (Dec 12)   YT

“Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley  (Dec 19)   YT

“She’s Like The Wind” by Patrick Swayze Featuring Wendy Fraser  (Dec 19)   YT

“Twilight World” by Swing Out Sister  (Dec 19)   YT

“853-5937” by Squeeze  (Dec 19)   YT

“Rhythm Of Love” by Yes  (Dec 19)   YT

“I Need A Man” by Eurythmics  (Dec 19)   YT

“Dear Mr. Jesus” by Powersource  (Dec 19)   YT

Back to New on Top 100 Radio for January >

December 1987

 

New at the Movies

Walker  (Dec 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cold Steel  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Throw Momma from the Train  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Wall Street  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

*batteries not included  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Dead  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Eddie Murphy Raw  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ironweed  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Leonard Part 6  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Moonstruck  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Overboard  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

September  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Last Emperor  (Dec 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Broadcast News  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Empire of the Sun  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Good Morning, Vietnam  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

December 1987

 

New on TV

Remote Control  MTV  (Dec 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  Syndication  (Dec 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Wilton North Report  Fox  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Roman Holiday [TV movie]  NBC  (Dec 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Back to New on Top 100 Radio for January >

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Need a Month

??? 1987

 

Desert Falcon (Atari)

The game was supposed to be released in the fourth quarter of 1987 according to Computer Entertainer. Atari's sales activity for 01/01/87 - 01/01/88 shows that 16,788 units were sold in 1987.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

Trivia:

Atari created a non-playable demo on May 27, 1987, so we know the finished game wasn't sold before May. Computer Entertainer reported in their March 1988 issue that an Easter egg was discovered in Desert Falcon by a subscriber.

??? 1987

 

RealSports Boxing (Atari)

The game was scheduled as a fourth quarter 1987 release according to Computer Entertainer. Atari's sales activity for 01/01/87 - 01/01/88 shows that 25,388 units were sold in 1987.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

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Find release dates for Atari 2600 games that were sold in the UK.

 

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A chronological history of computers, video games, and related technologies (at archive.org).

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In Case You Didn’t Know

 

B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I’ve been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.

 

 

Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn’t bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can’t tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.

 

 

Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.

 

 

Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.

 

 

Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.

 

 

Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.

 

Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda

 

 

Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond.

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