Historical Events in 1987 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 30 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.
  • Jul 1 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
  • Jul 1 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • Jul 1 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • Jul 2 Jim Eisenreich's comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
  • Jul 2 Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
  • Jul 3 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 4 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
  • Jul 4 Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
  • Jul 4 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
  • Jul 5 101st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jul 5 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 6 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • Jul 6 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • Jul 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Jul 7 Alan & Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent
  • Jul 7 Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
  • Jul 7 Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • Jul 7 Yanks trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 & 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
  • Jul 8 Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
  • Jul 9 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
  • Jul 9 Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
  • Jul 11 Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks
  • Jul 11 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • Jul 12 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
  • Jul 12 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • Jul 12 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 8th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 12 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Actress/Singer
Bette Midler
  • Jul 14 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad

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Jul 14 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Jul 14 Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
  • Jul 14 Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jul 14 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 14 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
  • Jul 15 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
  • Jul 15 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
  • Jul 15 State of siege ends in Taiwan
  • Jul 16 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 16 Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
  • Jul 16 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • Jul 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • Jul 17 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
  • Jul 17 Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • Jul 17 Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
  • Jul 17 Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations
  • Jul 18 Molly Yard elected new President of National Organization for Women
  • Jul 18 NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 19 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • Jul 19 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 20 Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • Jul 21 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 22 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
  • Jul 22 US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
  • Jul 23 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • Jul 23 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Jul 23 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • Jul 23 Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
  • Jul 24 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • Jul 24 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 25 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • Jul 25 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
  • Jul 26 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 26 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
  • Jul 27 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel
  • Jul 27 Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
  • Jul 27 First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
  • Jul 28 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
  • Jul 28 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • Jul 29 Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
  • Jul 30 An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68
  • Jul 31 Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • Jul 31 Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 31 Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jul 31 Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
  • Jul 31 A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
  • Aug 1 Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 1 Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 1 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Aug 1 In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings.
  • Aug 2 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
  • Aug 2 Christa Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
  • Aug 2 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
  • Aug 2 Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
  • Aug 2 Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season
  • Aug 2 Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Aug 2 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
  • Aug 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 3 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Aug 3 Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
  • Aug 3 Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose
  • Aug 3 Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound & is ejected
  • Aug 4 At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
  • Aug 4 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • Aug 6 20th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • Aug 7 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
  • Aug 7 Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
  • Aug 7 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea
  • Aug 8 Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
  • Aug 8 Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
  • Aug 8 Pakistan all out 708 v England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
  • Aug 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • Aug 9 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA National Palm Beach
  • Aug 9 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Aug 9 Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 9 The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike
  • Aug 10 Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
  • Aug 10 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • Aug 11 France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Aug 12 Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock
  • Aug 13 Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
  • Aug 13 Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump
  • Aug 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary
  • Aug 14 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
  • Aug 15 At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA & Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition
  • Aug 16 Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age
  • Aug 16 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
  • Aug 16 Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
  • Aug 16 Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • Aug 17 Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • Aug 17 Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)
  • Aug 17 Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Aug 18 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
  • Aug 18 Ohio health care worker Donald Harvey sentenced to triple life for poisoning 24 patients
  • Aug 18 Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
  • Aug 18 Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
  • Aug 19 Hungerford Massacre: in England, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.
  • Aug 21 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
  • Aug 21 Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
  • Aug 21 Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 22 Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Aug 23 15-year old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • Aug 23 Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 23 Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
  • Aug 24 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
  • Aug 25 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
  • Aug 25 Madonna sings in Rotterdam
  • Aug 26 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 28 2nd World Championships in Athletics open at Rome, Italy

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 29 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • Aug 29 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 30 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Aug 30 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 30 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 30 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Aug 30 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record (6'10½")
  • Aug 30 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
  • Aug 30 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m after Ben Johnson is disqualified

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 31 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)
  • Aug 31 Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV
  • Aug 31 South Africa's longest mine strike in history ends
  • Sep 1 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
  • Sep 1 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
  • Sep 2 Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season
  • Sep 2 Philips introduces CD-video
  • Sep 2 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • Sep 3 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • Sep 5 Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson
  • Sep 5 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open
  • Sep 5 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Sep 6 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • Sep 6 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • Sep 6 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • Sep 6 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 7 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 7 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 7 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • Sep 9 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife
  • Sep 9 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Sep 9 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
  • Sep 11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • Sep 11 Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
  • Sep 12 Ethiopia adopts constitution
  • Sep 12 Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
  • Sep 12 107th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-1)
  • Sep 13 Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 13 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 13 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
  • Sep 14 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
  • Sep 14 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 15 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, and addresses U.S. entertainment leaders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • Sep 16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR