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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

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1987?
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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.

The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

The Ladies Of Missalonghi

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Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of

The Enigma Of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul

The Enigma Of Arrival

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The story of a writer's singular journey—from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another—this

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

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

The Damnation Game

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There are things worse than death. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. Amid the shadow-scarred rubble of World War II, Joseph Whitehead dared to