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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1987?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1987 Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel.
  • 02 Dec 1987 Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
  • 04 Dec 1987 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51).
  • 05 Dec 1987 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (world record).
  • 06 Dec 1987 Jane Crafter / Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 07 Dec 1987 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
  • 08 Dec 1987 Occupied Palestinians start intefadeh (uprising) against Israel
  • 09 Dec 1987 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • 10 Dec 1987 Nightline is seen in the USSR for 1st time
  • 11 Dec 1987 Test debut of Carl Hooper, West Indies versus India at Bombay.
  • 12 Dec 1987 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.
  • 13 Dec 1987 Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) lose parliamentary election.
  • 14 Dec 1987 Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new.
  • 15 Dec 1987 Les Miserables opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • 16 Dec 1987 Roh Tae Woo wins presidential election in South Korea.
  • 17 Dec 1987 Square Co., Ltd. releases ''Final Fantasy'' in Japan for the Famicom.
  • 18 Dec 1987 Warne Marsh, jazz saxophonist, dies of a heart attack after collapsing onstage while giving a perfomance at Donte's in North Hollywood, California.
  • 19 Dec 1987 Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champion.
  • 20 Dec 1987 Nuts with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • 21 Dec 1987 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
  • 23 Dec 1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of US President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison.
  • 24 Dec 1987 In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.
  • 25 Dec 1987 Lynette Squeaky Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
  • 26 Dec 1987 Les Miserables opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
  • 27 Dec 1987 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass.
  • 28 Dec 1987 In Arkansas, USA, R Gene Simmons kills two, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover.
  • 29 Dec 1987 Prozac anti-depressant drug makes its debut in the United States.
  • 30 Dec 1987 Australia hangs on for draw versus New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground, one wicket left 17 runs short.

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Movies

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A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Release year: 1987

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America

Opera

Opera

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Overboard

Overboard

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Ironweed

Ironweed

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1987?
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Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

A Southern Family by Gail Godwin

A Southern Family

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The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics -- evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of

Seven Stories Of Christmas Love by Leo Buscaglia

Seven Stories Of Christmas Love

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This holiday classic contains personal stories based on Christmas memories. Five of the stories appeared originally in Woman's Day magazine, which initiated a tradition of printing an annual Buscaglia Christmas story

Veil by Bob Woodward

Veil

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Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American