What Happened in July 1987

Historical Events

  • 1st Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
  • 1st NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • 1st WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • 2nd Jim Eisenreich's comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
  • 2nd Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
  • 3rd 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

3rd NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 4th Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
  • 4th Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
  • 4th Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France

Sport awardTennis Open

5th 101st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

5th As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 5th Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 6th 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • 6th Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • 6th USSR performs nuclear test
  • 7th Alan & Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent
  • 7th Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
  • 7th Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 7th Yanks trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 & 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
  • 8th Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
  • 9th 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
  • 9th Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
  • 11th Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks
  • 11th Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • 12th 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
  • 12th 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • 12th 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

12th 8th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 12th Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief

Event of interestEvent of Interest

13th Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Bette Midler
  • 14th 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 14th Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
  • 14th Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 14th Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 14th Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
  • 15th Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
  • 15th John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
  • 15th State of siege ends in Taiwan
  • 16th Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 16th Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
  • 16th Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • 17th "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • 17th 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
  • 17th Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • 17th Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
  • 17th Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations
  • 18th Molly Yard elected new President of National Organization for Women
  • 18th NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games

Sport awardGolf Major

19th 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 19th Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • 19th Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 20th Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • 21st Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • 22nd Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
  • 22nd Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
  • 22nd US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
  • 23rd Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • 23rd RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 23rd Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • 23rd Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
  • 24th IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • 24th USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 25th Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • 25th USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
  • 26th Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 26th 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
  • 27th John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel
  • 27th Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
  • 27th First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.

Sport awardGolf Major

28th 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 28th Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • 29th Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
  • 30th An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68
  • 31st Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • 31st Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

31st Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 31st Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
  • 31st A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)
  • 3rd Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver
  • 6th Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
  • 6th Kate Nash, English singer/songwriter
  • 6th Matt O'Leary, American actor
  • 7th Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up
  • 8th Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
  • 11th Matej Gaspar, Yugoslavia, 5,000,000,000th person (UN)
  • 11th Shigeaki Kato, Japanese idol singer (NEWS)
  • 14th Adam Johnson, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • 17th Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player
  • 17th Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver
  • 17th Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer
  • 20th Brent Wilson, former bassist for Panic At The Disco
  • 20th Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire
  • 21st AnnaLynne McCord, American actress
  • 24th Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)
  • 25th Michael Welch, American actor
  • 26th Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
  • 29th Sabra Johnson, American dancer
  • 31st Michael Bradley, American soccer player
  • 31st Brittany Byrnes, Australian Actress

Famous Weddings

  • 7th "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Hunter Tylo (25) weds actor Michael Tylo (38)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 2nd Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
  • 2nd Michael Bennet, choreographer (Chorus Line), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 3rd Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
  • 8th Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
  • 8th Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 10th John Hammond, Jazz reviewer (Melody Maker), dies at 76
  • 11th Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 11th Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • 11th Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
  • 13th Patience Collier, dies
  • 15th Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 66
  • 15th Jack O'Hagan, cricketer/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
  • 17th Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
  • 18th Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
  • 20th Richard Egan, actor (Big Cube, Amsterdam Kill), dies at 63
  • 22nd A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • 25th Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
  • 25th Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • 25th Charles Stark Draper, American Scientist and Engineer (Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology), dies at 85
  • 26th Joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71
  • 27th Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
  • 28th James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
  • 29th Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 29th Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
  • 30th Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies