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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1987: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1987?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1987 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 02 Aug 1987 25th Tennis Federation Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
  • 03 Aug 1987 Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
  • 04 Aug 1987 At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
  • 07 Aug 1987 Javed Miandad scores 260 vs. England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
  • 08 Aug 1987 Pakistan all out 708 vs. England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
  • 09 Aug 1987 Les Miserables, opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 10 Aug 1987 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • 11 Aug 1987 France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 13 Aug 1987 Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
  • 14 Aug 1987 Les Miserables, opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
  • 15 Aug 1987 At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA and Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition
  • 16 Aug 1987 Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • 17 Aug 1987 Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • 18 Aug 1987 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
  • 19 Aug 1987 ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hizballah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after sixty-two days in captivity.
  • 21 Aug 1987 Clayton Lonetree, first US Marine court-martialed for spying, convicted.
  • 22 Aug 1987 Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda for the NES in North America.
  • 23 Aug 1987 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • 24 Aug 1987 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes.
  • 25 Aug 1987 Dow Jones Industrial Stock Average reaches record 2722.42
  • 26 Aug 1987 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
  • 28 Aug 1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
  • 29 Aug 1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
  • 30 Aug 1987 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • 31 Aug 1987 South Africa longest mine strike in history ends

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Music charts

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Movies

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

The Dead

The Dead

Release year: 1987

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Country: United States of America

No Way Out

No Way Out

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

Country: United States of America

Near Dark

Near Dark

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1987?
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The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

The Fatal Shore

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The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

Witness To A Century by George Seldes

Witness To A Century

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"This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American

More Die Of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow

More Die Of Heartbreak

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Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest.

Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker

Pale Kings And Princes

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"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done.