This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations and endings, and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1987.
- November 2 - Finders Keepers
- November 29 - Kids Writes ends its four-year run.
- January 28 - Chelsea Brummet is born.
- February 24 - Ulises Cuadra is born.
- March 1 - Kesha is born.
- May 31 - Curtis Williams, Jr. is born.
- June 16 - Diana DeGarmo is born.
- July 11 - Cristina Vee is born.
- September 29 - David Del Rio is born.
- December 6 - Jack DeSena is born.
- December 7 - Aaron Carter is born.
Behind the scenes
- You Can't Do That On Television ceases production after a short 5-episode season.