Events in History in March 1987

  • Mar 6 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • Mar 6 Belgium ferry "Herald of Free Enterprise" sinks; 192 die
  • Mar 8 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
  • Mar 8 David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for S Aust
  • Mar 8 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in California
  • Mar 8 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
  • Mar 9 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • Mar 10 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer
  • Mar 12 Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North
  • Mar 12 Ice Pairs Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva & Grinkov (Soviet Union)
  • Mar 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk (Soviet Union)

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Mar 13 John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Mar 13 Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 mins & 3 secs
  • Mar 14 Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87
  • Mar 14 Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m
  • Mar 14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • Mar 17 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
  • Mar 17 Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak
  • Mar 18 Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns are Jessica and Matthew
  • Mar 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 19 Bonnie Blair skates ladies' world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
  • Mar 19 Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
  • Mar 19 Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Mar 19 PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
  • Mar 19 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
  • Mar 20 FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
  • Mar 20 NASA launches Palapa B2P
  • Mar 20 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies' world record 5 km (7:20.36)
  • Mar 23 Soap "Bold & Beautiful" premieres
  • Mar 23 US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf

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Mar 23 West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Mar 25 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
  • Mar 26 August Wilson's "Fences" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 26 Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 26 NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
  • Mar 26 National Federation of State High School Associations adopt the college 3 point shot (21 feet)
  • Mar 27 President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
  • Mar 28 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway

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Mar 29 Wrestlemania III: 93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Mar 29 Yitzḥak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Likud Party

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Mar 30 Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for a record 22.5 million pounds ($39.7 million)