Year 1987 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: 17 year old German Steffi Graf beats World #1 Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6; Graf's first Grand Slam victory
  • Jun 20 1st Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: New Zealand fly-half Grant Fox lands 4 penalties, a conversion and drop goal as the All Blacks beat France, 29-9
  • Aug 14 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
  • Sep 14 Cal Ripken Jr.'s record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is finally broken
  • Oct 31 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
  • Nov 4 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • Nov 29 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes
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Sports Stars Married in 1987

  • Jan 3 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa
  • Jan 9 Opera impresario Sir Rudolf Bing (85) weds Carroll Douglass (45); annulled in September, 1989
  • Mar 5 Ice Skater Dorothy Hamill marries second husband Kenneth Douglas Forsythe (divorced 1995)

Sports Stars Divorces in 1987


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