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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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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

Books

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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

The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

The National Geographic Society by C. D. B. Bryan

The National Geographic Society

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For more than 100 years, the National Geographic Society has been bringing to a world-wide audience true stories of adventure, discovery and nature wonders.