Mystery of Atlantis
-December 8: John Lennon is shot and killed. Anyone born on this date is bequeathed a wish from Dunkelzahn’s Will by the Draco Foundation after the Great Dragon’s death in 2057, as “this century should mourn for the losses of that century.”
-Japan: The Ichiwa-kai, a Sixth World yakuza syndicate, is formed from an internal struggle for succession within the Yamaguchi-gumi.
-Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger considers stepping down to lead a campaign marking the 1987 bicentennial of the United States Constitution. He decides to remain, eventually retiring in 1994.
-Liam O’Connor, an elf and spike baby, is born. O’Connor later becomes a leader of the IRA (elven wing), which formed Tír na nÓg.
-The Iran-Contra Affair: United States Vice-President George H.W. Bush is among those indicted for violating an arms embargo on Iran. Bush is unable to run for President in 1988; the next US President will be Michael Dukakis.