Historical Events in June 1987

Sports History

Jun 1 Cleveland Indians pitcher Phil Niekro beats Detroit Tigers, 9-6 for his 314th MLB victory; combines with Joe Niekro (216) for most combined wins by brothers in baseball history (530)

  • Jun 3 "Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
  • Jun 3 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" film released in France
  • Jun 3 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
  • Jun 4 American hurdler Edwin Moses' 122 race winning streak which extends to nearly 10 years ends when he is beaten by countryman Danny Harris in Madrid, Spain
  • Jun 5 "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS and the show runs until 3:47 AM

Sports History

Jun 5 Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game

  • Jun 6 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: 17 year old German Steffi Graf beats World #1 Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6; Graf's first Grand Slam victory

  • Jun 6 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
  • Jun 7 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win
  • Jun 7 Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
  • Jun 8 New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power.

Historic Event

Jun 8 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall testifies at Iran-Contra hearing

  • Jun 10 NASA Discovery's SRBs & external tank are mated

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 13 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
  • Jun 14 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 14 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor

Sports History

Jun 14 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Sawgrass CC: South African Gary Player wins by 1 stroke from Bruce Crampton and Chi-Chi Rodriguez

  • Jun 15 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • Jun 15 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for The Ring heavyweight boxing title at Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 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 18 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • Jun 19 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed

Woman Jockey Rides Into Record Books

Jun 19 Gay Kelleway rides 12-1 shot Sprowston Boy to win the two-mile six-furlong Queen Alexandra Stakes; becomes first female jockey to ride a winner at England’s Royal Ascot Racecourse

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 19 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Elvis Costello, and Van Morrison headline; other performers include: New Order, The Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos, Ben E. King, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Courtney Pine, Hüsker Dü, The Woodentops, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Michelle Shocked, and World Party

  • Jun 19 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
  • Jun 20 1st Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: New Zealand fly-half Grant Fox lands 4 penalties, a conversion and drop goal as the All Blacks beat France, 29-9
  • Jun 20 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 21 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida)

Sports History

Jun 21 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club: Scott Simpson passes and holds off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win his only major title by 1 stroke

  • Jun 22 A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people
  • Jun 22 The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals

Sports History

Jun 22 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets

  • Jun 24 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • Jun 24 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak

Album Release

Jun 26 Columbia Records releases "King's Record Shop", the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, and the final of her albums produced by husband Rodney Crowell

  • Jun 26 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. announces his retirement
  • Jun 27 "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
  • Jun 28 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • Jun 28 Boston outfielder Don Baylor sets MLB career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 when plunked by Rick Rhoden in Red Sox, 6-2 win over NY Yankees
  • Jun 29 Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts

Sports History

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

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 30 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time

  • Jun 30 Patrik Sjöberg of Sweden sets a new men's high jump world record 2.42m (7 ft 11 1⁄4 in) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 30 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie