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Events in History in September 1987

  • Sep 1 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium

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Sep 2 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 2 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • Sep 3 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • Sep 5 Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson
  • Sep 6 Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • Sep 7 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 7 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • Sep 11 Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
  • Sep 12 Ethiopia adopts constitution
  • Sep 12 Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
  • Sep 13 Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 13 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
  • Sep 15 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf

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Sep 15 Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, and addresses U.S. entertainment leaders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

  • Sep 16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Sep 17 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • Sep 17 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child
  • 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 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • 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