Historical Events in 1987 (Part 2)

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  • Mar 31 49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73
  • Apr 2 "Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Apr 2 Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation
  • Apr 2 IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2
  • Apr 3 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
  • Apr 3 Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
  • Apr 3 Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197
  • Apr 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 4 Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
  • Apr 4 141st Grand National: Steve Knight aboard Maori Venture wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Apr 5 Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman

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Apr 5 Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 6 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Apr 6 Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
  • Apr 6 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • Apr 7 National Museum of Female Physicians opens in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 7 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
  • Apr 9 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
  • Apr 11 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals
  • Apr 11 Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)
  • Apr 12 51st Masters Golf Tournament: Larry Mize wins, shooting a 285
  • Apr 12 Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
  • Apr 12 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • Apr 12 Texaco files for bankruptcy
  • Apr 12 CBS' premiere of fact based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"
  • Apr 13 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • Apr 13 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
  • Apr 14 Turkey asks to join European market
  • Apr 15 "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 15 Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 16 August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
  • Apr 16 FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • Apr 16 Howard Stern & Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Apr 16 Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • Apr 16 Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences"
  • Apr 16 British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency.

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Apr 17 Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Apr 17 Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate
  • Apr 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 18 An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
  • Apr 18 Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 18 Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Apr 18 Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
  • Apr 19 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
  • Apr 19 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
  • Apr 19 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
  • Apr 19 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
  • Apr 19 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
  • Apr 19 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • Apr 19 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
  • Apr 19 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Apr 20 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan 1st man in 2:11:50 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:21
  • Apr 20 Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead
  • Apr 20 US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes
  • Apr 21 Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
  • Apr 21 Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
  • Apr 21 Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Apr 21 Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
  • Apr 22 Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
  • Apr 23 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Apr 23 NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Apr 26 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 27 US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
  • Apr 28 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
  • Apr 28 American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • Apr 28 1987 NFL Draft: Vinny Testaverde from University of Miami first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Apr 29 Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US
  • Apr 30 Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • May 1 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 9 32nd Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "Hold Me Now" in Brussels
  • May 10 Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 11 1st heart-lung transplant take place in Baltimore
  • May 13 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • May 13 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • May 14 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
  • 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

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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
  • Jun 7 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)
  • 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 third 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
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
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
  • Jun 25 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim
  • 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