September 1987 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium
  • Sep 2 Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season
  • 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 6 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • Sep 7 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 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 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 13 Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 13 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
  • Sep 15 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf

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

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  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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
  • 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 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • Sep 27 Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
  • Sep 28 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
  • Sep 30 Suriname constitution ratified

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76
  • Sep 9 Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered
  • Sep 15 Bob Tadema Sporry, author, dies at 75
  • Sep 15 Steven Tuomi, murder victim of Jeffery Dahmer (b. 1963)
  • Sep 16 Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
  • Sep 19 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
  • Sep 20 Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
  • Sep 22 Christopher Stryker, entertainer, dies at 27
  • Sep 28 Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, shot for treason
  • Sep 29 Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70
  • Sep 30 Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73