- Real World: February 23. Astronomers observe Supernova 1987a, the first such event seen from Earth since 1604.
- Real World: August 17. New age movements across the planet gather at sacred sites and participate in the Harmonic Convergence, supposedly ushering in a new era of love and unity.
- Real World: September 7. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the first conference on artificial life begins.
- Real World: December 6. The First Intifada begins as Palestinians rise up in large numbers against the Israelis.
- DC (Generations): Around this time, Clark Wayne learns Vietnamese, enabling him to overhear that he was not Bruce Jr.'s son; he confronts his mother Mei-Lai, who confesses that she met Bruce Jr. after Vietnam and after Clark's birth. (Superman & Batman: Generations II)
- Real World: Aum Shinrikyo is recognized as an official religion by the Japanese government.
New Fictional Works
2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke, To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein.
Amazon Women on the Moon, The Living Daylights, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Vampires in Havana.
Notable Comic Books
Batman #404-407 (Batman: Year One); The Punisher #1; Watchmen ends.
Notable Television Series
- Beginning: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Beauty and the Beast, The Bionic Six, Bravestarr, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Dinosaucers, DuckTales, Knights of God, Max Headroom, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Sky Commanders, Spiral Zone, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Cops, Starcom, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers Headmasters (Japan and Australia), Visionaries.
- Continuing: Doctor Who (Season 24), Dragon Ball (Season 2) (Japan), The Real Ghostbusters (Season 2), The Twilight Zone (Season 3).
- Ending: The Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, The All-New Ewoks, Amazing Stories, Chuck Norris' Karate Kommandos, Defenders of the Earth, Galaxy High School, Inhumanoids, Lazer Tag Academy, Luna (Season 2), Rambo, The Seven Mysterious Cities of Gold, Silverhawks, Starman, Thundercats, Transformers (Season 4), Ulysses 31 (U.S.), Wildfire.
Notable Electronic Games
Mega Man (NES).
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