November 1987 calendar

November 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1987?


  • 01 Nov 1987 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • 02 Nov 1987 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • 03 Nov 1987 Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 04 Nov 1987 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 05 Nov 1987 Into the Woods opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • 07 Nov 1987 Tunisian Premier Zine al-Abidine fires President Habib Bourguiba
  • 08 Nov 1987 11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes
  • 10 Nov 1987 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • 11 Nov 1987 Roza closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 12 Nov 1987 Teddy & Alice opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 13 Nov 1987 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
  • 14 Nov 1987 La Cage aux Folles closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • 15 Nov 1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 16 Nov 1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
  • 17 Nov 1987 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
  • 18 Nov 1987 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
  • 21 Nov 1987 Actress Demi Moore marries actor Bruce Willis
  • 22 Nov 1987 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • 24 Nov 1987 Li Peng succeeds Premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • 25 Nov 1987 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • 27 Nov 1987 Les Miserables, opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • 28 Nov 1987 South African Airways flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
  • 29 Nov 1987 Dreamgirls closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • 30 Nov 1987 Afghanistan Constitution adopted

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States of America

Active Adults

Active Adults

Directed by: Aaron Fisher-Cohen

Starring: Jonathan Rosen, Lola Kirke, Dominic Chianese, Joanna Merlin

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States of America


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The Doomed Planet by L. Ron Hubbard

The Doomed Planet


As the mighty Voltarian Confederacy crumbles in flaming combat, riots and civil war, Jettero Heller and Countess Krak struggle desperately to save it from ruin.

Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home


In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut



Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he

Legacy by James A. Michener



In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent


Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all