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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1987?


Events

  • 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 (URS)
  • 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

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Movies

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Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Country: United States of America

Withnail & I

Withnail & I

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Country: United States of America

The Grand Highway

The Grand Highway

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Jean-Loup Hubert

Starring: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert, Vanessa Guedj

Hollywood Shuffle

Hollywood Shuffle

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Robert Townsend

Starring: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois

Anguish

Anguish

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Bigas Luna

Starring: Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul, Àngel Jové

Books

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

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In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

Dreams Are Not Enough by Jacqueline Briskin

Dreams Are Not Enough

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Temptress, goddess, star - Alyssia Del Mar was all of these to the millions of movie fans who worshiped her extravagant allure and irresistible sensuality.

Life Wish by Jill Ireland

Life Wish

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Jill Ireland had everything: a thriving film career, seven devoted children, lavish homes, a horse farm in Vermont, and a happy marriage to movie star Charles Bronson.

It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

Dancing On My Grave by Gelsey Kirkland with Greg Lawrence

Dancing On My Grave

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Dancing on My Grave