June 1987 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 7 Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
  • 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

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Jun 11 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a 3rd consecutive term

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 12 Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-B├ędell Bokassa sentenced to death
  • Jun 14 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
  • Jun 15 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • 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 19 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • Jun 19 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
  • Jun 20 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 21 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
  • 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

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Jun 25 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
  • 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 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.

Weddings in History

  • Jun 20 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Errol W Barrow, PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67
  • Jun 1 Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
  • Jun 7 John Blofeld, writer/translator/Zen practitioner, dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Walter Heller, American economist (Old Myths & New Realities), dies at 71
  • Jun 18 Bruce Marshall, writer, dies at 87
  • Jun 19 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (b. 1981)