Also in the headlines in 1987

  • Stock market levels plummet around the world on ‘Black Monday’
  • World population reaches five billion
  • DNA is used to convict criminals for the first time
  • Thatcher’s Conservative government wins a third term
  • IRA detonates bomb at war memorial in Enniskillen
  • Andy Warhol dies
  • Documenta 8 opens in Kassel, an international exhibition that takes place every five years
  • Van Gogh’s Irises sell at auction for record