October 1987 calendar

October 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1987?


  • 01 Oct 1987 Roza opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 03 Oct 1987 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher / rookie hitting streak at 34
  • 04 Oct 1987 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • 06 Oct 1987 Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a Republic
  • 09 Oct 1987 Japanese bank buys Lady McGill stamp for $1,100,000
  • 10 Oct 1987 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album Tunnel of Love
  • 11 Oct 1987 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
  • 12 Oct 1987 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins
  • 13 Oct 1987 First military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf).
  • 14 Oct 1987 St. Louis Cardinals beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
  • 15 Oct 1987 Late Nite Comic opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 16 Oct 1987 338,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange
  • 17 Oct 1987 Late Nite Comic closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 19 Oct 1987 Anything Goes opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • 20 Oct 1987 Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts / 608,120,000 shares traded
  • 21 Oct 1987 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 22 Oct 1987 Cabaret opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • 23 Oct 1987 On a vote of 58-42, the United States Senate rejects President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 24 Oct 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.
  • 25 Oct 1987 Minnesota Twins win their first World Series championship beating Saint Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series.
  • 26 Oct 1987 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
  • 27 Oct 1987 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • 29 Oct 1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented fourth different weight boxing title.
  • 30 Oct 1987 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • 31 Oct 1987 A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes.
  • 01 Oct 1987 The 5.9 M  Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley with a Mercalli intensity of VIII (), killing eight and injuring 200.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1987?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Didn't We Almost Have It Allyoutube
  2. - Here I Go Againyoutube
  3. - Lost In Emotion
  4. - Badyoutube
  5. - U Got The Look

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Never Gonna Give You Upyoutube
  2. - You Win Again
  3. - Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)
  4. - Wipeout
  5. - Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1987?

A Woman Of Egypt by Jehan Sadat

A Woman Of Egypt


This is Jehan Sadat's autobiography, the widow of Anwar el Sadat. It traces her childhood in Cairo, where she was raised by a middle-class Egyptian family, until she was 17.

Beloved by Toni Morrison



This spellbinding novel, which stares unflinchingly into slavery's abyss, transforms history into a powerful story like Exodus and intimate as a lullaby.

Veil by Bob Woodward



Veil tells the story of the secret wars waged in Central America and Iran, and eventually became the time bombs for American.

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut



This fictional autobiography by Rabo Karabekian combines humor and bitter irony. At seventy-one years old, he wants to be left alone on Long Island with his secret family.

It'S All In The Playing by Shirley MacLaine

It'S All In The Playing


This is the fifth volume of one of the most remarkable personal odysseys in the 20th century. Do not fall off the mountain, you can get there from here, out on a limb, dancing in the light