Historical Events in 1987 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 820

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 Controversial NY Mets star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play, he is now an ordained minister

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 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 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash of Australia scores his only Grand Slam singles success 7-6, 6-2, 7-5 over Ivan Lendl

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 A's 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jul 6 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds
  • Jul 6 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • Jul 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Jul 7 Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
  • Jul 7 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North begins public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • Jul 8 Kitty Dukakis reveals an 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 11 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • Jul 12 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Islesmere GC: Jody Rosenthal wins by 2 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • Jul 12 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • Jul 12 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 8th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 12 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 13 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • Jul 14 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Jul 14 Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
  • Jul 14 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jul 14 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 14 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
  • Jul 15 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
  • 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 16 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • Jul 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • 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 and France break 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 19 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Briton Nick Faldo wins his 1st major title, by 1 shot from Paul Azinger & Rodger Davis

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 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 21 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • 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 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • Jul 23 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Jul 23 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • 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 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • Jul 25 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
  • Jul 25 R. Venkataraman becomes the eighth President of India
  • Jul 26 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 26 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
  • 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 28 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
  • Jul 28 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • Jul 29 Ben & Jerry's and 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 and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • Jul 31 Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 31 Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 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
  • Aug 1 Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 1 Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 1 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Aug 1 In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings
  • Aug 1 ArenaBowl I, Pittsburgh Civic Arena: Denver Dynamite beats Pittsburgh Gladiators 45-16, Gary Mullen MVP

Sport awardFederation Cup

Aug 2 Federation Cup Tennis Final: Steffi Graf & Claudia Kohde-Kilsch beat Chris Evert & Pam Shriver in the doubles as Germany beats US 2-1 in Vancouver, Canada

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Aug 2 Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
  • Aug 2 Cincinnati outfielder Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season as he homers in Reds 5-4 win v Giants
  • Aug 2 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49mph) in winning the Marlboro 500 at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
  • Aug 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 3 Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
  • Aug 3 Detroit Tigers ace Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2, 10 innings loss v Kansas City Royals
  • Aug 3 Twins pitcher Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound in 11-3 win v Angels, ejected and suspended for 10 games
  • Aug 4 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • Aug 6 20th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • Aug 7 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
  • Aug 7 Javed Miandad becomes first to score 6,000 Test runs for Pakistan as he cracks 260 in drawn 5th Test v England at The Oval
  • Aug 7 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea
  • Aug 8 Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
  • Aug 8 Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
  • Aug 8 Pakistan all out 708 v England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
  • Aug 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • Aug 9 PGA Championship, PGA National Palm Beach: Larry Nelson wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • Aug 9 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Aug 9 The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike
  • Aug 10 Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
  • Aug 10 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • Aug 11 France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Aug 12 Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock
  • Aug 13 Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
  • Aug 13 Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump
  • Aug 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary
  • Aug 14 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
  • Aug 15 At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA & Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition
  • Aug 16 Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age
  • Aug 16 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
  • Aug 16 Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
  • Aug 16 Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 16 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • Aug 17 Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • Aug 17 Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)
  • Aug 17 Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Aug 18 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
  • Aug 18 Ohio health care worker Donald Harvey sentenced to triple life for poisoning 24 patients
  • Aug 18 Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
  • Aug 18 Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach, Astrid Strauss, Anke Mohring and Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
  • Aug 19 Hungerford Massacre: in England, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide
  • Aug 21 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
  • Aug 21 Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
  • Aug 21 Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 22 Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Aug 23 15-year old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • Aug 23 Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 23 Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
  • Aug 24 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
  • Aug 25 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
  • Aug 25 Madonna sings in Rotterdam
  • Aug 26 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 28 2nd Athletics World Championships open at Rome, Italy

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 29 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • Aug 29 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 30 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Aug 30 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 30 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100m in world record 9.83 sec

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 30 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Aug 30 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record (6'10½")
  • Aug 30 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
  • Aug 30 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m after Ben Johnson is disqualified

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 31 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Aug 31 South Africa's longest mine strike in history ends
  • Sep 1 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
  • Sep 1 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 2 Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season
  • Sep 2 Philips introduces CD-video
  • 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 5 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open
  • Sep 5 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Sep 6 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • Sep 6 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • Sep 6 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 7 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 7 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 7 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • Sep 7 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • Sep 9 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife
  • Sep 9 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Sep 9 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
  • Sep 11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • 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 12 107th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-1)
  • 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 14 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
  • Sep 14 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 15 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf

BeatificationPapal Visit

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • Sep 16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 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 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • Sep 19 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 20 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

  • Sep 20 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
  • Sep 20 Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic