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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1987?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1987 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 03 Jan 1987 Oh Coward! closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 04 Jan 1987 16 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • 05 Jan 1987 Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 06 Jan 1987 Astronomers at University of California see first sight of birth of a galaxy.
  • 07 Jan 1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at age 28 the youngest.
  • 08 Jan 1987 Dow Jones Industrial Index closes above 2,000 for first time (2,002.25).
  • 09 Jan 1987 Chinese / Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
  • 11 Jan 1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giants Stadium (beat Washington Redskins 17-0).
  • 13 Jan 1987 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
  • 14 Jan 1987 Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 16 Jan 1987 León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.
  • 17 Jan 1987 US President Ronald Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran.
  • 18 Jan 1987 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 19 Jan 1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's first Republican governor since 1874.
  • 20 Jan 1987 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 21 Jan 1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi.
  • 22 Jan 1987 Blizzard in New Jersey, as 334 attend the New Jersey Devils - Calgary Flames NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5.
  • 23 Jan 1987 Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
  • 24 Jan 1987 61st Australian Women's Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (7-5, 7-6).
  • 25 Jan 1987 Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, New York Giants, QB
  • 26 Jan 1987 Hart Foundation beats British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title.
  • 27 Jan 1987 Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose and Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team.
  • 28 Jan 1987 Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
  • 29 Jan 1987 Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry
  • 31 Jan 1987 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win.

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Movies

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Metropolis

Metropolis

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Freaks

Freaks

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1987?
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The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot

The Christmas Day Kitten

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The famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset hounds a Christmas present.

His Way by Kitty Kelley

His Way

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new afterword by the author in honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep

Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

Through A Glass Darkly

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"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily

The Panic Of '89 by Paul Erdman

The Panic Of '89

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The Panic of '89

Dancing On My Grave by Gelsey Kirkland with Greg Lawrence

Dancing On My Grave

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Dancing on My Grave