Historical Events in 1987 (Part 4)

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  • Sep 25 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • Sep 26 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • Sep 27 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
  • Sep 27 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • Sep 27 Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 28 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

  • Sep 28 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 29 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • Sep 29 "thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • Sep 30 Suriname constitution ratified
  • Oct 1 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Oct 1 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
  • Oct 1 Fiji's constitution is suspended
  • Oct 1 The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.

  • Oct 3 San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
  • Oct 3 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • Oct 3 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 4 First "Scab Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players as a result of players strike; chiefly related to the expiration of 1982 Collective Bargaining Agreement; players returned October 15
  • Oct 4 Winnipeg CFL defensive back James Jefferson scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception; scores both on laterals in Blue Bombers' 47-14 win v Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 4 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Oct 6 Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 6 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • Oct 9 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 10 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • Oct 10 Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
  • Oct 10 Giant's Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record HR in his 4th cons game
  • Oct 11 200,000 march for gay and lesbian civil rights in Washington D.C.
  • Oct 12 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Oct 12 Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
  • Oct 13 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)
  • Oct 13 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • Oct 14 In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 15 "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 15 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
  • Oct 15 Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies

  • Oct 15 Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 15 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike; union fails to achieve demands short-term with no collective bargaining agreement in place
  • Oct 15 The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
  • Oct 16 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • Oct 16 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • Oct 16 Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
  • Oct 16 Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 16 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 16 Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
  • Oct 17 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 17 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 US First Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Oct 19 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Oct 19 Black Monday: Dow Jones stock index falls 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times the previous daily record
  • Oct 19 US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
  • Oct 19 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 20 Geffen records release their first album, Donna Summer's "The Wanderer"

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Oct 20 10 die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
  • Oct 20 Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
  • Oct 20 Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
  • Oct 21 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Oct 21 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Robert M Solow
  • Oct 21 Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination
  • Oct 22 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • Oct 22 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
  • Oct 23 Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
  • Oct 23 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Oct 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 24 Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
  • Oct 24 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
  • Oct 25 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
  • Oct 26 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
  • Oct 26 Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
  • Oct 27 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • Oct 27 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London
  • Oct 27 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
  • Oct 29 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Oct 29 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
  • Oct 30 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • Oct 30 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released
  • Oct 31 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
  • Oct 31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:01; English runner Priscilla Welch women's champion, 2:30:17
  • Nov 1 New York Jets retire Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Maynard's jersey #13
  • Nov 1 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • Nov 1 New Zealand All Blacks create a rugby union international world record score when they beat Japan, 106-4 at the National Stadium in Tokyo
  • Nov 2 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • Nov 2 George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nov 3 Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Nov 3 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56

InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 3 Gordon Gould issued US patent US4704583 for the laser, ending his 30-year battle to be credited as the inventor of the laser

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • Nov 3 New York center Marcel Dionne becomes just the second player in NHL history to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal for the Rangers in a 5-3 loss at Calgary
  • Nov 4 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 4 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
  • Nov 4 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • Nov 5 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
  • Nov 5 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • Nov 5 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
  • Nov 5 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • Nov 7 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
  • Nov 7 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
  • Nov 8 11 are killed in an IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 8 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 11 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court

  • Nov 11 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 million at auction

  • Nov 11 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • Nov 12 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 12 Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine
  • Nov 12 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • Nov 13 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • Nov 14 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • Nov 14 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
  • Nov 15 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
  • Nov 15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • Nov 15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • Nov 15 NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
  • Nov 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 15 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet retires from Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide with break trouble but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by 12 points from Nigel Mansell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 17 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Nov 18 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • Nov 18 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Nov 19 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 21 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle
  • Nov 22 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • Nov 22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Nov 22 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • Nov 22 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 23 German tennis star Steffi Graf claims her first WTA Tour Championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 win over Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Nov 24 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in People's Republic of China
  • Nov 24 "Make It Last Forever" debut album by Keith Sweat is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • Nov 25 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • Nov 25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • Nov 25 Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
  • Nov 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • Nov 27 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • Nov 27 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
  • Nov 29 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • Nov 29 75th CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos 10th Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 38-36 on Jerry Kauric's last second field-goal

  • Nov 29 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Nov 29 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Nov 29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • Nov 29 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.
  • Nov 29 A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
  • Nov 30 Afghanistan Constitution adopted
  • Dec 1 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
  • Dec 2 Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
  • Dec 2 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
  • Dec 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 2 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 NHL victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • Dec 4 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
  • Dec 4 Defending champion Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title by defeating Mats Wilander of Sweden 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 in the final at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Dec 5 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • Dec 5 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • Dec 5 Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
  • Dec 6 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"
  • Dec 6 Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
  • Dec 6 Jane Crafter and Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 7 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
  • Dec 7 Gorbachev arrives in US for a summit meeting
  • Dec 7 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • Dec 8 Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Dec 8 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Dec 8 The Alianza Lima air disaster.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Dec 9 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • Dec 10 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
  • Dec 11 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 11 "Wall Street" film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen is released

  • Dec 12 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
  • Dec 12 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
  • Dec 12 Rollermania at Madison Square Garden, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers
  • Dec 13 Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
  • Dec 13 Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28
  • Dec 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • Dec 14 Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new
  • Dec 15 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • Dec 16 Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea
  • Dec 17 Czechoslovak party leader Gustav Husak resigns
  • Dec 18 Ivan F Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading
  • Dec 19 Bruins' Linseman & Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • Dec 20 Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector in Philippine waters, 4,386 die in world's deadliest peacetime maritime disaster
  • Dec 20 Nancy Lopez and Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • Dec 21 3 white NY teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man