Black Monday stars some of Hollywood's most elite actors and actresses including Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall, portraying the grind of the 1980s at its best. From the music to the aesthetics, this series is a wild, wacky rollercoaster ride of the financial world's rock-n-roll party lifestyle.
October 19th, 1987 aka "Black Monday", is a date that has become etched in financial history. On that day, the stock market experienced a sudden crash, which began in places like Hong Kong and spread like wildfire to Europe before eventually hitting the United States. The Dow Jones dropped 508 points and as a result, their market value fell to 22 percent, proving to have disastrous effects. Some have guessed that irrational decision making such as market psychology, program trading and fear of interest rates potentially being raised to an all-time high caused this epic meltdown.