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20 years ago this week

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Black Monday - Monday, OCtober 19, 1987

    the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 31% in a day..

    Oh, only if message boards were around back then.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Too bad Algore hadn't invented the Internets yet.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I had cashed in $40,000 in stock -- my entire life's assets -- a week and a half earlier to purchase my first house. Had I waited another month I still might be renting an apartment.
  4. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

  6. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    I was in college (well JuCo) and had a speech class that night. Was listening to the radio, late in the game (7th or 8th) and had to cut it off.... Right after class (2 hours later)... game was still on... I rushed home to see the end. Great stuff.

    And the astros had Mike Scott (he of the dirty splitter) ready for game 7 if it got there.
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I was in the press box covering the game. The crowd noise after Hatcher's home run hit the foul pole had no place to go with a roof over it, and it remains the loudest roar I've ever heard.

    That includes anything from 92,000 in loud (but open-air) Tiger Stadium at LSU.
  8. It's your fault!! Everyone saw that and panicked!!!
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If you'd waited another 20 years that $40K would be $280K today.
  10. It was Morning In America, as I recall.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The day that so many of the specialists threw up their hands, took the phones off the hooks, and walked away.

    Undercapitalized cowards. "Orderly markets", my ass.
  12. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Late morning. Near lunch time. Next came nap time.
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