What Happened in June 1987

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
  • Jun 2 Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1
  • Jun 3 "Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
  • Jun 3 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France
  • Jun 3 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
  • Jun 4 Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
  • Jun 5 "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM
  • Jun 5 Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game
  • Jun 6 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 6 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
  • Jun 7 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win
  • Jun 7 Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
  • Jun 7 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 8 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • Jun 8 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 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 10 Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a 3rd consecutive term

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 12 Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bédell Bokassa sentenced to death

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Jun 13 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
  • Jun 14 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 14 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
  • Jun 14 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 15 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • Jun 15 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 16 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
  • Jun 16 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • Jun 17 With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
  • Jun 18 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • Jun 19 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • Jun 19 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
  • Jun 19 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
  • Jun 20 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 20 1st Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 29-9 in Auckland
  • Jun 21 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF
  • Jun 21 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 21 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 22 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
  • Jun 22 The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals
  • Jun 22 A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people
  • Jun 24 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • Jun 24 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 26 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
  • Jun 27 "Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
  • Jun 28 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • Jun 28 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
  • Jun 29 Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts
  • Jun 29 Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
  • Jun 30 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
  • Jun 30 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
  • Jun 30 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
  • Jun 2 Darin Zanyar, Swedish Singer
  • Jun 3 Lalaine, American actress and singer
  • Jun 3 Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
  • Jun 5 Lara Bingle, Australian model
  • Jun 5 Charlie Clements, English actor
  • Jun 6 Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician
  • Jun 6 Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland

  • Jun 10 Martin Harnik, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 10 Amobi Okoye, Nigeria-born American football player
  • Jun 10 Kelly Vitz, American actress
  • Jun 11 TiA, Japanese R&B singer
  • Jun 14 Andrew Cogliano, Professional Hockey Player

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Jun 16 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jun 16 Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 19 Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • Jun 21 Dale Thomas, AFL footballer
  • Jun 21 Kim Ryeowook, Korean pop singer
  • Jun 21 Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 24 Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 24 Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer (FC Barcelona), born in Rosario, Santa Fe

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jun 26 Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Samir Nasri, French footballer
  • Jun 27 Ed Westwick, American actor
  • Jun 29 Yasuka Saitou, Japanese actor

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 20 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Errol W Barrow, PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67
  • Jun 1 Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
  • Jun 2 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • Jun 2 Sammy Kaye, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 77
  • Jun 3 Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
  • Jun 7 John Blofeld, writer/translator/Zen practitioner, dies at 73
  • Jun 8 Yogi Horton, drummer (Luther Vandross), commits suicide at 33
  • Jun 9 Grandon Rhodes, actor (Gentleman From Nowhere), dies
  • Jun 9 Madge Kennedy, actress (Marrying Kind, 3 Bad Sisters), dies
  • Jun 10 Elizabeth Hartman, actress (Fixer, Patch of Blue), dies at 45
  • Jun 13 Geraldine Page, actress (Blue & Gray), dies at 62
  • Jun 14 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • Jun 15 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • Jun 15 Walter Heller, American economist (Old Myths & New Realities), dies at 71
  • Jun 17 Dick Howser, mgr (NY Yankees & KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51
  • Jun 18 Bruce Marshall, writer, dies at 87
  • Jun 19 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (b. 1981)
  • Jun 21 Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer, TV commercial actor (b. 1914)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • Jun 24 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • Jun 24 Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
  • Jun 25 Boudleaux Bryant, song writer (for Everly Bros), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide
  • Jun 30 Federico Mompou, composer, dies at 94
  • Jun 30 King Donovan, actor/director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies