July 1987 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
  • 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
  • Jul 4 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
  • Jul 4 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
  • 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 12 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • Jul 12 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
  • Jul 14 Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
  • Jul 14 Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
  • Jul 14 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
  • 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 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
  • Jul 19 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • Jul 20 Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • 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 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 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 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
  • 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 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 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 11 Matej Gaspar, Yugoslavia, 5,000,000,000th person (UN)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
  • Jul 2 Michael Bennet, choreographer (Chorus Line), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Jul 8 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
  • Jul 8 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • Jul 11 Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
  • Jul 13 Patience Collier, dies
  • Jul 18 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
  • Jul 25 Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
  • Jul 25 Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • Jul 25 Charles Stark Draper, American Scientist and Engineer (Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology), dies at 85
  • Jul 28 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)