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

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

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

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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

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5th 101st Wimbledon Mens 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

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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

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5th Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 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

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

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

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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

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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

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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 pres of National Organization for Women
  • 18th NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games

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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.

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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

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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
  • 17th Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player
  • 17th Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver
  • 17th Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer
  • 20th Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire
  • 20th Brent Wilson, former bassist for Panic At The Disco
  • 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

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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