December 1987 calendar

December 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1987?


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 08 Dec 1987 Cold War: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the White House.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1987?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  2. - Faithyoutube
  3. - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
  4. - Is This Love
  5. - So Emotionalyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - China In Your Hand
  2. - Always On My Mind
  3. - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  4. - Got My Mind Set On You
  5. - Whenever You Need Somebody


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1987?

Time Flies by Bill Cosby

Time Flies


BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTER. Bill Cosby is America's most beloved humorist, media personality, and bestselling author. He now shares his warmth, wisdom, and wit on a topic that's common to all: aging.

The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities


Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has ever described New York Society so accurately and devastatingly as Edith Wharton" ("The National Review")" A page-turner

Perestroika by Mikhail Gorbachev



Perestroika: A New Way of Thinking for Our Country, and the World

Rubber Legs And White Tail-Hairs by Patrick F. McManus

Rubber Legs And White Tail-Hairs


America's favourite outdoor humorist returns with a new collection of stories. He brings back old friends and takes readers to exotic locations outdoors.

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos


This national bestseller offers solutions to an upside-down economic world. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.