Historical Events in 1987 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 810 of 810

  • Dec 23 Buffalo goaltender Tom Barrasso leads the Sabres to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings to record his 100th NHL victory; makes him the youngest player to reach milestone at just 22 years, 9 months

Event of Interest

Dec 23 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford, escapes from Alderson Prison

  • Dec 25 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
  • Dec 26 "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Dec 27 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
  • Dec 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 28 In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
  • Dec 29 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch midfielder Ruud Gullit wins best football player in Europe award ahead of Paulo Futre (Porto/Atl├ętico Madrid) and Real Madrid striker Emilio Butrague├▒o
  • Dec 30 Australia hang on for draw v New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short

Election of Interest

Dec 30 Premier Mugabe elected President of Zimbabwe