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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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The Year My Voice Broke

The Year My Voice Broke

Release year: 1987

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell

Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Percy Adlon

Starring: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann

The Running Man

The Running Man

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1987?
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The Five Bells And Bladebone by Martha Grimes

The Five Bells And Bladebone

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In this ninth Richard Jury novel, a beautiful antique offers more than its market value when dealer Marshall Trueblood unwittingly discovers a corpse stuffed inside the rosewood desk he has just

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.

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

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an