What Happened in 1987 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 828

  • May 14 Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
  • May 14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • May 15 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
  • May 15 Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
  • May 16 "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 performances
  • May 16 112th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 16 "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage sets sail from NYC, beginning an unsuccessful 8 week search for a dumping site
  • May 17 "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • May 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 17 USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • May 19 40th Cannes Film Festival: "Sous le soleil de Satan" directed by Maurice Pialat wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 20 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"
  • May 21 Military coup in Fiji under Lt. Col Sitivani Rabuka
  • May 21 Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • May 22 30 killed in a Texas tornado

Sport awardGolf Major

May 24 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • May 26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • May 26 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
  • May 26 US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
  • May 26 William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
  • May 27 Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
  • May 27 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • May 27 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • May 28 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
  • May 28 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • May 28 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • May 28 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
  • May 28 Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
  • May 28 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
  • May 29 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • May 29 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 30 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • May 30 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • May 30 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 31 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 31 Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
  • May 31 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • 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
  • Jun 21 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 322 of 322

  • Nov 30 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • Nov 30 Ian Hecox, Part of the America Online comedy duo Smosh
  • Dec 2 Teairra Mari, American R&B singer
  • Dec 3 Alicia Sacramone, American Gymnast
  • Dec 3 Michael Angarano, American actor
  • Dec 7 Aaron Carter, American singer and actor
  • Dec 7 Baran Kosari, Iranian actress
  • Dec 10 Gonzalo Higuaín, French-born Argentine footballer
  • Dec 11 Natalia Gordienko, Moldovan singer and dancer
  • Dec 16 Hallee Hirsh, American actress
  • Dec 18 Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater
  • Dec 18 Ayaka, Japanese singer
  • Dec 18 Fernando Jara, Panamanian-American jockey
  • Dec 19 Karim Benzema, French footballer
  • Dec 19 Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
  • Dec 20 Tariel Zintiridis, Greek judoka
  • Dec 21 Valerie Concepcion, Filipino Actress
  • Dec 26 Adam Walker, British flautist
  • Dec 28 Thomas Dekker, American actor
  • Dec 30 Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model
  • Dec 31 Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player
  • Dec 31 Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 340 of 340

  • Nov 24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • Nov 25 Anton F Pieck, illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 26 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • Nov 28 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • Nov 29 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), dies at 85
  • Nov 30 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

  • Nov 30 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74
  • Dec 1 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Dec 1 James Arthur Baldwin, writer (Another Country), dies at 63
  • Dec 1 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • Dec 2 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)
  • Dec 4 Rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90
  • Dec 5 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
  • Dec 6 James Dobson, actor (Impulse, Jet Attack, Okinawa), dies
  • Dec 10 Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86
  • Dec 11 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
  • Dec 12 Louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 12 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • Dec 14 Paul Clinton Sundberg, actor (Belle of NY, Easter Parade), dies
  • Dec 16 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79
  • Dec 17 Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87
  • Dec 17 Marguerite Yourcenard, author (Memoirs of Hadrien), dies at 84
  • Dec 17 Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)
  • Dec 18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician (b. 1940)
  • Dec 21 Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies
  • Dec 21 John Spence, founding No Doubt member (b. 1969)
  • Dec 22 Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies
  • Dec 22 Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 24 John M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)
  • Dec 27 Priscilla Dean, actress (Outside the Law), dies of injuries at 91
  • Dec 27 Rewi Alley, NZ author, pro Chinese communist, dies at 90 in Beijing
  • Dec 27 Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • Dec 28 Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81
  • Dec 31 [Gordon] Randall [P D] Garrett, author (Lord Darcy), dies at 60