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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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Music charts

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Movies

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The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1987?
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Bandits by Elmore Leonard

Bandits

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“Almost unbearable suspense. Leonard has produced another winner.”—PeopleA wild ride with “the coolest, hottest writer in America” (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and

The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Prince Of Tides

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PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

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She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts

Flight Of The Intruder

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A smash bestseller that spent over six months on the New York Times bestseller list, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER became an instant classic.

A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an