- "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
- 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
- Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
- Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" premieres in NYC
- NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
- The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
Day of the Week: Thursday