July 1987 calendar

July 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1987?


  • 01 Jul 1987 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in October by Senate
  • 02 Jul 1987 Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
  • 03 Jul 1987 New York Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
  • 04 Jul 1987 94th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Steffi Graf
  • 05 Jul 1987 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl
  • 06 Jul 1987 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • 07 Jul 1987 Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 08 Jul 1987 Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
  • 09 Jul 1987 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
  • 11 Jul 1987 Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • 12 Jul 1987 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
  • 14 Jul 1987 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland - Alameda Stadium
  • 15 Jul 1987 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
  • 16 Jul 1987 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games
  • 17 Jul 1987 Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games
  • 18 Jul 1987 Molly Yard elected new president of US National Organization for Women.
  • 19 Jul 1987 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 20 Jul 1987 Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • 21 Jul 1987 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • 22 Jul 1987 US begins escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.
  • 23 Jul 1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last years World Series
  • 24 Jul 1987 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • 25 Jul 1987 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite.
  • 26 Jul 1987 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF
  • 27 Jul 1987 Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
  • 28 Jul 1987 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • 29 Jul 1987 Ben and Jerry's ice cream parlour and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor: Cherry Garcia.
  • 31 Jul 1987 Living Daylights premieres in US
  • 05 Jul 1987 Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  2. - Aloneyoutube
  3. - Shakedownyoutube
  4. - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking Foryoutube
  5. - Head To Toe

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  2. - It's A Sin
  3. - Star Trekkin'
  4. - Under The Boardwalk
  5. - Hold Me Now


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1987?

The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour

The Haunted Mesa


They were called the Anasazi by the Navajo, which means "ancient enemy" and their abandoned cities haunt the plateaus and canyons of the Southwest.

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods


She is at the edge of East-West conflict, a beautiful, accomplished scholar who suddenly became our new ambassador to an Iron Curtain nation, a woman who is about.

Spycatcher by Peter Wright



SpyCatcher: A Candid Autobiography from a Senior Intelligence Officer

This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

This 'N That


This outspoken film star talks about her career, starting at Warner Bros. as a contract player. She met Ronald Reagan through his stroke, mastectomy and return to films.

Sphere by Michael Crichton



"Ingenious and beguiling."--Time"Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain."--Los Angeles Times"Sphere may be Crichton's best novel, but even if it ranked only second