March 1987 calendar

March 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1987?


  • 02 Mar 1987 American Motors Corporation is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 03 Mar 1987 Ray Dandridge, third baseman in Negro Leagues, elected to Hall of Fame.
  • 04 Mar 1987 U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra Affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had 'deteriorated' into an arms-for-hostages deal.
  • 06 Mar 1987 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • 08 Mar 1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA / Glendale Federal Golf Classic
  • 09 Mar 1987 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • 11 Mar 1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point.
  • 12 Mar 1987 Les Miserables opens at Broadway/Imperial theater in New York City for 4000+ performances.
  • 13 Mar 1987 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova and Bukin
  • 14 Mar 1987 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • 15 Mar 1987 Starlight Express opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances
  • 17 Mar 1987 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3.
  • 18 Mar 1987 Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns in USA: Jessica and Matthew.
  • 19 Mar 1987 PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
  • 20 Mar 1987 Soap opera Capitol final episode
  • 22 Mar 1987 Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open.
  • 23 Mar 1987 Soap Bold and the Beautiful premieres
  • 24 Mar 1987 First Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win.
  • 25 Mar 1987 US Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified.
  • 26 Mar 1987 NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it fails to reach orbit.
  • 29 Mar 1987 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins.
  • 30 Mar 1987 59th Academy Awards - Platoon, Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win
  • 06 Mar 1987 The British ferry MS  capsizes in about 90 seconds, killing 193.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Livin' On A Prayer
  2. - Jacob's Ladder
  3. - Lean On Me
  4. - Somewhere Out There
  5. - Let's Wait Awhile

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
  2. - Everything I Own
  3. - Stand By Me
  4. - Respectable
  5. - Heartache


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1987?

Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts

Flight Of The Intruder


FLIGHT OF THE INTRODER was a smash bestseller and spent more than six months on The New York Times Bestseller List. It became an instant classic.

Bolt by Dick Francis



Kit Fielding will stop the slaughter of racehorses. It's not an easy task when you consider that Kit Fielding is now the international arms dealer and his adoration for the woman he loves.

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories


This collection of stories is a special and heartwarming collection that James Herriot shares about his dogs and the amazing people and animals he has met.

It by Stephen King



Stephen King's classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller is now a major motion movie. It tells the story of seven adults returning to their hometown to face a horror they first encountered as evil that doesn't have a …

Whirlwind by James Clavell



Whirlwind tells the story of three weeks spent in Tehran, February 1979. It is three weeks of passion, sacrifice, and heartbreak. A team of professional pilots is caught between the revolutionaries, the forces of international intrigue and themselves.