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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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Prick Up Your Ears

Prick Up Your Ears

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Country: United States of America

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Country: United States of America

Snow White

Snow White

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Michael Berz

Starring: Diana Rigg, Billy Barty, Sarah Patterson, Nicola Stapleton

Zhong hua zhan shi

Zhong hua zhan shi

Release year: 1987

Directed by: David Chung

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Richard Ng, Tung-Shing Yee, Lowell Lo

Books

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Night Of The Fox by Jack Higgins

Night Of The Fox

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On the verge of the D-Day invasion, a covert British operative must race against the clock to rescue a stranded soldier and secure Allied victoryIn May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel

The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

The Ladies Of Missalonghi

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Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of

Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Fine Things

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Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas

Winter Hawk

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Soft cover; Very Good; Dust Jacket -Very Good; Advanced reading copy, unread, fine shiny wrappers. Slipcase. Mitchell Gant, super pilot, infiltrates Russia by helicopter to avert a world crisis.