It’s a mix of sporting stars young and old, and those who made a big impression on those around them.
The common denominator is they all hit the headlines in 1987.
So why not have a glance and see if you remember these stories.
1. Jimmy Lucas
High Barnes runner Jimmy Lucas was proof of life in the fast lane at 70.
He had been actively involved in athletics since the 1930s and was still going strong in 1987. he had the motto 'there's life in the old legs yet'.
And when he was interviewed by the Sunderland Echo in 1987, he told us: "I get a great kick out of it and I really enjoy taking part."
2. Arthur Swaine
Arthur Swaine was turned down for Army service in the First World War with a weak heart.
But it didn't stop him from climbing Helvellyn in the Lake District when he was 82. He also worked in the shipyards for most of his life and only finished working when he was 80.
He is pictured in 1987 on his 90th birthday with his son's dog Bonny after one of his walks.
3. Dora Curry
It was lollipops all round - all 300 of them - when Dora Curry retired from her teaching job.
She had spent 34 years at Silksworth Infants School and said goodbye by giving every pupil a lolly.
4. Isabel Smaith
Teacher Isabel Snaith may have been calling it a day after 20 years at Ryhope Infants School but she did it with the love of a generation of children.
She started teaching in 1951 at Dawdon Infants School, then switched to Ryhope CofE School, and finally moved to Ryhope Infants.
Her adoring pupils presented her with flowers and she also got pearls, a quilt and a piece of crystal.