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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1987.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1987: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1987?


Events

  • 02 Apr 1987 Mikado opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 03 Apr 1987 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega.
  • 04 Apr 1987 Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
  • 05 Apr 1987 Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children and Tracey Ullman
  • 06 Apr 1987 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 07 Apr 1987 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on Nightline
  • 09 Apr 1987 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
  • 11 Apr 1987 Zoja Ivanova wins second female World Cup marathon (2:30:39).
  • 12 Apr 1987 Texaco files for bankruptcy.
  • 13 Apr 1987 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • 14 Apr 1987 Turkey asks to join European market.
  • 15 Apr 1987 Barbara Cook: A Concert... opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances
  • 16 Apr 1987 FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • 17 Apr 1987 Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate.
  • 18 Apr 1987 An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
  • 19 Apr 1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver.
  • 20 Apr 1987 US deports Karl Linnas, charged with German war crimes, to USSR.
  • 21 Apr 1987 Milwaukee Brewers lose, ending American League season-opening winning streak at 13 games.
  • 22 Apr 1987 Sri Lanka Air Force bombs Tamil rebels; 100s killed.
  • 23 Apr 1987 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • 24 Apr 1987 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City
  • 26 Apr 1987 Barbara Cook: A Concert... closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • 27 Apr 1987 US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WWII
  • 28 Apr 1987 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, North Carolina and Miami, Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis, Minnesota and Orlando, Florida in 1989.
  • 29 Apr 1987 Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US.
  • 30 Apr 1987 New York Islanders' Mike Bossy plays his final game.

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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1987?
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A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

The Enigma Of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul

The Enigma Of Arrival

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The story of a writer's singular journey—from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another—this