TIME CAPSULE OCTOBER 16, 1987
AT THE MOVIES, Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride, starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, teaches audiences about wuv, twue wuv. IN MUSIC, big-haired headbangers Whitesnake score a hit with “Here I Go Again,” which slithers its way to the top of Billboard’s singles chart. IN BOOKSTORES, future Harrison Ford movie vehicles Presumed Innocent and Patriot Games run one-two on the New York Times fiction best-seller list. AND IN THE NEWS, three days before the notorious Wall Street crash of 1987, the Dow drops 108.36 points, until then its largest loss in a single day.