Historical Events in 1987 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 815 of 815

  • 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
  • Dec 21 Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir
  • Dec 21 Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov launched
  • Dec 22 Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses from heroin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 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 30 Australia hang on for draw v New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 30 Premier Mugabe elected President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe