June 1987 calendar

June 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1987?


  • 01 Jun 1987 Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros
  • 02 Jun 1987 Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1
  • 03 Jun 1987 Little Shop of Horrors, released in France
  • 04 Jun 1987 Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 consecutive hurdle wins.
  • 05 Jun 1987 Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows wins game
  • 06 Jun 1987 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
  • 07 Jun 1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
  • 08 Jun 1987 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • 10 Jun 1987 In Illinois, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 11 Jun 1987 Margaret Thatcher is first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win third consecutive term.
  • 12 Jun 1987 During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 13 Jun 1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel, and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina.
  • 14 Jun 1987 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 15 Jun 1987 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 16 Jun 1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 17 Jun 1987 With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.
  • 18 Jun 1987 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • 19 Jun 1987 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • 20 Jun 1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
  • 21 Jun 1987 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in San Francisco
  • 22 Jun 1987 Tom Seaver retires after third try with New York Mets.
  • 24 Jun 1987 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • 25 Jun 1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim.
  • 26 Jun 1987 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
  • 27 Jun 1987 US Supreme Court Justice Powell retires.
  • 28 Jun 1987 Dreamgirls opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • 29 Jun 1987 South Korean president Roh Tae-Woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of June Democracy Movement.
  • 30 Jun 1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
  • 08 Jun 1987 New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - You Keep Me Hangin' Onyoutube
  2. - Alwaysyoutube
  3. - Head To Toe
  4. - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  5. - In Too Deep

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  2. - Hold Me Now
  3. - Star Trekkin'
  4. - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Nowyoutube
  5. - I Want Your Sex


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1987?

Voyage Of Vengeance by L. Ron Hubbard

Voyage Of Vengeance


The end is coming! The Voltarian terrorists won! The history of Earth is here! Don't believe everything that you read. Or hear. Or you can see.

Communion by Whitley Strieber



This is the beginning of an extraordinary true-life adventure. One man shares his riveting story with people from "elsewhere".

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

The Damnation Game


There are worse things than death. There are so many games that are so sinisterly evil and so vile that no gambler can resist. Joseph Whitehead bravely tried to find a way to survive in the shadows of World War …

The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

The Thanatos Syndrome


Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy. Ballantine Books, Inc.,1987

Intimate Partners by Maggie Scarf

Intimate Partners


"Anyone interested in, embarking upon, or yearning to have an intimate relationship with someone should purchase, borrow, or steal Intimate Partners." -New WomanWhat happens in intimate attachments?