August 1, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada
  • 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.
  • Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America

Weddings in History

  • Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart