Events in History in February 1987

  • Feb 1 163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze

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Feb 1 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Fine Things” is published

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  • Feb 2 Philippines adopts constitution
  • Feb 3 Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Twins for Neal Heaton
  • Feb 5 Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
  • Feb 5 Soyuz TM-2 launches
  • Feb 6 No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings
  • Feb 6 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
  • Feb 7 "Ronnies Rap" by Ron & DC Crew peaks at #93
  • Feb 7 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Feb 7 Police in South Korea make hundreds of arrests during protest demonstrations, the country's biggest for 6 years, after a student died in custody
  • Feb 9 Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide
  • Feb 9 NY Stock Exch installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
  • Feb 10 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians in Lupao Massacre
  • Feb 11 British Airways begins trading stocks
  • Feb 11 Philippines constitution goes into effect
  • Feb 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 12 Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 M damages
  • Feb 13 Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
  • Feb 15 Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
  • Feb 15 Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot
  • Feb 15 29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (176.263 MPH)
  • Feb 16 John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
  • Feb 17 Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
  • Feb 19 Minnesota sheriff's office arrest FBI's most wanted, Thomas G. Harrelson
  • Feb 20 Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by a computer store in Salt Lake City
  • Feb 20 37th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Theme" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 21 Syrian army marches into Beirut
  • Feb 22 Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
  • Feb 23 Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
  • Feb 23 Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604
  • Feb 24 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
  • Feb 25 US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action
  • Feb 26 NASA launches GEOS-H
  • Feb 26 Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
  • Feb 26 USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 27 "Washington Week In Review" 20th anniversary on PBS
  • Feb 27 Donald Regan resigns as White House chief of staff