What Happened in 1987

Significant Events

  • Jan 6 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
  • Jun 8 New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power.
  • Jun 11 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term
  • Oct 19 Black Monday: Dow Jones stock index falls 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times the previous daily record
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin

On January 3, 1987

World Leaders in 1987

Famous People in 1987

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 3 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC
  • Jan 3 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa
  • Jan 9 Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • Mar 1 "The Last Picture Show" actress Cybill Shepherd (37) weds Dr. Bruce Oppenheim (38) in San Fernando Valley
  • May 6 Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 14 Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage
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