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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1987?


Events

  • 01 May 1987 Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • 02 May 1987 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4.
  • 03 May 1987 Mikado closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 05 May 1987 Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
  • 06 May 1987 Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
  • 08 May 1987 Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
  • 09 May 1987 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
  • 10 May 1987 Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.
  • 11 May 1987 Corazon Aquino is elected President in the Philippines.
  • 13 May 1987 Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II.
  • 14 May 1987 Little Shop of Horrors is released in Germany
  • 15 May 1987 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
  • 16 May 1987 Bobro 400, a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, sets sail from New York, beginning an unsuccesful eight-week search for a dumping site.
  • 17 May 1987 Stardust closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 19 May 1987 1st American Comedy Award
  • 20 May 1987 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name king
  • 21 May 1987 Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • 22 May 1987 30 killed in a Texas tornado.
  • 24 May 1987 Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • 26 May 1987 Cecilia Bolocco, age 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe.
  • 27 May 1987 Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on Nightline after PTL scandal
  • 28 May 1987 Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in the USSR
  • 29 May 1987 Twilight Zone director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow.
  • 30 May 1987 West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
  • 31 May 1987 Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

Predator

Predator

Release year: 1987

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Country: United States of America

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Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Gabriel Axel

Starring: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Barfly

Barfly

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Intervista

Intervista

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1987?
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Bolt by Dick Francis

Bolt

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Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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.

This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

This 'N That

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The outspoken film star writes about her career--from her contract player days at Warner Bros., where she met Ronald Reagan, through her stroke, mastectomy, and return to films--her family, and the notables she has known

No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner

No Deals, Mr. Bond

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Between the Danish island of Bornholm and the Baltic coast of East Germany a nuclear submarine of the Royal Navy surfaces under the cloak of darkness.