What Happened in 1987 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 828

  • Oct 29 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Oct 29 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
  • Oct 30 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • Oct 31 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
  • Oct 31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • Nov 1 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • Nov 1 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • Nov 1 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
  • Nov 1 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • Nov 1 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
  • Nov 1 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
  • Nov 2 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis

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Nov 2 George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

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Nov 3 Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Nov 3 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
  • Nov 4 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 4 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
  • Nov 4 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • Nov 5 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
  • Nov 5 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • Nov 5 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
  • Nov 5 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • Nov 7 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
  • Nov 7 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
  • Nov 8 IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
  • Nov 8 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 11 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
  • Nov 11 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

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Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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Nov 11 van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction

  • Nov 12 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 12 Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine
  • Nov 12 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • Nov 13 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • Nov 14 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • Nov 14 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
  • Nov 15 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
  • Nov 15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • Nov 15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • Nov 15 NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
  • Nov 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 15 38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points

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Nov 16 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 17 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Nov 18 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • Nov 18 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair

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Nov 18 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Nov 19 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 21 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood
  • Nov 22 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • Nov 22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Nov 22 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • Nov 22 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 24 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • Nov 25 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • Nov 25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • Nov 25 Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
  • Nov 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • Nov 27 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • Nov 27 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
  • Nov 29 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • Nov 29 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
  • Nov 29 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Nov 29 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Nov 29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • Nov 29 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.
  • Nov 29 A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
  • Nov 30 Afghanistan Constitution adopted
  • Dec 1 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
  • Dec 2 Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
  • Dec 2 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
  • Dec 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 2 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • Dec 4 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
  • Dec 5 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • Dec 5 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • Dec 5 Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
  • Dec 6 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"
  • Dec 6 Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
  • Dec 6 Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 7 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
  • Dec 7 Gorbachev arrives in US for a summit meeting
  • Dec 7 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank

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Dec 8 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • Dec 8 Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Dec 8 US President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Dec 8 The Alianza Lima air disaster.

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Dec 9 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Dec 9 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • Dec 10 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
  • Dec 11 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
  • Dec 12 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
  • Dec 12 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary

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