February 1987 calendar

February 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1987?


  • 01 Feb 1987 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6.
  • 02 Feb 1987 Kansas City Royals' pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires.
  • 04 Feb 1987 Liberace, American pianist (Liberace Show), actor (Evil Chandell - Batman), dies at age 67 (born 1919).
  • 05 Feb 1987 Dow Jones Industrial Average average closes above 2,200 for first time.
  • 06 Feb 1987 No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings.
  • 07 Feb 1987 Ronnies Rap by Ron and DC Crew peaks at #93
  • 08 Feb 1987 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (overtime) at Seattle, Washington.
  • 09 Feb 1987 New York Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
  • 10 Feb 1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre.
  • 11 Feb 1987 England beats Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.
  • 12 Feb 1987 Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded US$7 million damages.
  • 14 Feb 1987 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date - Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons.
  • 15 Feb 1987 ABC-TV begins broadcasting Amerika mini-series
  • 16 Feb 1987 John Demjanjuk, accused of being Ivan the Terrible trial begins
  • 17 Feb 1987 Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration
  • 19 Feb 1987 Stardust opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 20 Feb 1987 Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 21 Feb 1987 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • 22 Feb 1987 Andy Warhol, American pop artist/director/writer, dies from complications following gall bladder surgery at age 58 (born 1928).
  • 23 Feb 1987 Supernova 1987A in LMC first seen; first naked-eye supernova since 1604.
  • 24 Feb 1987 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
  • 25 Feb 1987 Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game
  • 26 Feb 1987 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • 27 Feb 1987 Washington Week In Review, 20th anniversary on PBS
  • 28 Feb 1987 Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at age 67.
  • 06 Feb 1987 Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.
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Music charts

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

  1. - At This Moment (Live)
  2. - Open Your Heartyoutube
  3. - Livin' On A Prayer
  4. - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
  5. - Jacob's Ladder

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Reet Petite
  2. - Stand By Me
  3. - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
  4. - Jack Your Body
  5. - Is This Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1987?

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby



This hilarious look at fatherhood comes from one of America's most loved comedians. What is fatherhood ...?It?

The Counterlife by Philip Roth

The Counterlife


The Counterlife is about people living out their dreams of renewal or escape. Some go so far as to risk the lives of their loved ones to change seemingly unchangeable fates.

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising


Tom Clancy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Jack Ryan novels. His latest blockbusters Command Authority, Threat Vector, are his most electrifying stories of international conflict.

The Dinner Party by Howard Fast

The Dinner Party


The novel is by the author of "The Immigrant", The Immigrant's Daughter", and "The Outsider".

A Taste For Death by P. D. James

A Taste For Death


The bloody scene of a double murder occurs in the small Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church. Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh is confronted with an interesting dilemma: How can an upper-crust Minister lie next to a neighboring derelict of …