Historical Events in May 1987

  • 1st 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games

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1st Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2nd 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
  • 3rd "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 3rd Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 3rd Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday & Saturday with Gary Hart
  • 5th Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
  • 5th Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
  • 5th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 6th Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice

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6th Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 6th Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
  • 6th PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
  • 6th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 7th 105°F in Sacramento, CA
  • 7th Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on "Cheers"
  • 8th Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
  • 8th The Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 9th 32nd Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "Hold Me Now" in Brussels
  • 9th 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw

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9th Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 10th Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 11th 1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
  • 13th Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 13th NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 14th "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
  • 14th Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
  • 14th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 15th 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
  • 15th Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
  • 16th "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 performances
  • 16th 112th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8

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

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

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

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

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24th 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 24th Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • 26th Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • 26th Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
  • 26th US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
  • 26th William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
  • 27th Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
  • 27th Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • 27th 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 28th 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
  • 28th Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 28th Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • 28th Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
  • 28th Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
  • 28th Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
  • 29th "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
  • 29th Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
  • 29th Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games

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

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