1987 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 428


BeatificationPapal Visit

Sep 17 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 21 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
  • Sep 22 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
  • Sep 22 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • Sep 22 Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
  • Sep 23 Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida creates two states: Akwa Ibom and Katisna
  • Sep 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • Sep 27 Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
  • Sep 28 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
  • Sep 30 Suriname constitution ratified
  • 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 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • Oct 3 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 6 Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
  • Oct 9 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
  • 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 Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 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 14 In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
  • 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 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
  • 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.

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 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 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 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 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 30 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • Nov 2 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • 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 4 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
  • 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 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • Nov 7 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
  • Nov 8 IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
  • Nov 10 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
  • Nov 11 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Nov 12 Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine
  • Nov 13 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • 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 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 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
  • Nov 19 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 22 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • Nov 24 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in People's Republic of China
  • 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 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • Nov 28 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
  • Nov 29 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 4 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
  • Dec 5 Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
  • Dec 6 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"

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