Historical Events in 1987 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 828

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 17 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • Sep 17 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child
  • Sep 18 Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 HRs
  • Sep 18 US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 19 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • Sep 19 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 20 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

  • Sep 20 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
  • Sep 20 Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 20 Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Sep 21 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
  • Sep 22 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
  • Sep 22 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • Sep 22 Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
  • Sep 22 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • Sep 22 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • Sep 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • Sep 26 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • Sep 27 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
  • Sep 27 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • Sep 27 Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
  • Sep 28 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
  • Sep 28 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 29 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Sep 29 "thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • Sep 30 Suriname constitution ratified
  • Oct 1 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Oct 1 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
  • Oct 1 Fiji's constitution is suspended
  • Oct 1 The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
  • Oct 3 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
  • Oct 3 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • Oct 3 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 4 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
  • Oct 4 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • Oct 4 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
  • Oct 4 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)
  • Oct 6 Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
  • Oct 9 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
  • Oct 10 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"
  • Oct 10 Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
  • Oct 10 Giant's Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record HR in his 4th cons game
  • Oct 11 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
  • Oct 12 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Oct 12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
  • Oct 12 Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 13 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)
  • Oct 13 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • Oct 14 In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 15 "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 15 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
  • Oct 15 Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
  • Oct 15 Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 15 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
  • Oct 15 The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
  • Oct 16 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • Oct 16 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • Oct 16 Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
  • Oct 16 Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 16 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 16 Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
  • Oct 17 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 17 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 US First Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Oct 19 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Oct 19 "Black Monday" Dow Jones down 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times previous record
  • Oct 19 US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
  • Oct 19 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 20 Geffen records release their first album, Donna Summer's "The Wanderer"

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer
  • Oct 20 10 die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
  • Oct 20 Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
  • Oct 20 Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
  • Oct 21 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Oct 21 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow
  • Oct 21 Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination
  • Oct 22 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • Oct 22 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
  • Oct 23 Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
  • Oct 23 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Oct 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 24 Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
  • Oct 24 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
  • Oct 25 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
  • Oct 26 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
  • Oct 26 Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
  • Oct 27 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • Oct 27 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London
  • Oct 27 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
  • 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
  • Nov 2 George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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