Historical Events in June 1987

  • 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 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 & the show runs until 3:47 AM
  • 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
  • Jun 6 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 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 7 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl retains title; beats Mats Wilander of Sweden 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
  • Jun 8 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • Jun 8 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall testifies 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

KnighthoodDictator Bokassa I

Jun 12 Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa sentenced to death
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Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976

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Jun 12 US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 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
  • Jun 15 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • Jun 15 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 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
  • 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 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

Sport awardUS 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

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jun 21 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB

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Jun 21 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 22 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
  • 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
  • Jun 24 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • Jun 24 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak

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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 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 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
  • 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 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
  • Jun 30 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.