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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1987?


Events

  • 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 (record)
  • 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 (record)
  • 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.

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Movies

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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Country: United States of America

Limelight

Limelight

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1987?
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It'S All In The Playing by Shirley MacLaine

It'S All In The Playing

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The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr

Cultural Literacy

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In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society.

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

An American Childhood

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A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the