In the capsule today...
We find the stock market suffering one of the worst days ever, in what became known as Black Monday.
We find a futuristic police movie with a superhuman cyborg law enforcer. RoboCop was given an X rating 11 times by the MPAA, before enough graphic violence was trimmed to give it a marketable R rating.
And we find a single by Madonna becoming her fifth number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a rocker written for Cyndi Lauper… but Madonna’s team snagged it, and transformed the track into a dance hit.
What is the year? (answer below).
The year... 1987!