September 1987 calendar

September 1987

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1987?


  • 01 Sep 1987 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
  • 02 Sep 1987 Donald Trump takes out a full page New York Times ad lambasting Japan.
  • 03 Sep 1987 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • 05 Sep 1987 Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson
  • 06 Sep 1987 Benjamin and Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • 07 Sep 1987 Netherlands routes 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 08 Sep 1987 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 09 Sep 1987 Gary Hart admits on Nightline, to cheating on his wife
  • 11 Sep 1987 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • 12 Sep 1987 101st US Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf
  • 13 Sep 1987 Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • 14 Sep 1987 Les Miserables, opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
  • 15 Sep 1987 United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
  • 16 Sep 1987 The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
  • 17 Sep 1987 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • 18 Sep 1987 US and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • 19 Sep 1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • 20 Sep 1987 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis and Sharon Gless wins
  • 21 Sep 1987 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
  • 22 Sep 1987 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • 25 Sep 1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • 26 Sep 1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • 27 Sep 1987 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club - Ohio
  • 28 Sep 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation, debuts on syndicated TV
  • 29 Sep 1987 thirtysomething, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 30 Sep 1987 Suriname constitution ratified
  • 25 Sep 1987 Fijian Governor-General Penaia Ganilau is overthrown in a coup d'état led by Lieutenant colonel Sitiveni Rabuka.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - La Bambayoutube
  2. - I Just Can't Stop Loving Youyoutube
  3. - Didn't We Almost Have It Allyoutube
  4. - Here I Go Againyoutube
  5. - Who's That Girlyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Never Gonna Give You Upyoutube
  2. - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
  3. - Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)
  4. - Wipeout
  5. - Call Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1987?

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

An American Childhood


An American Childhood, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s vivid, poignant memoir about growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a book that immediately captured the heart of readers all over the country.

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles


The immune system's strongest stimulant is unconditional love. Love heals. Every day, miracles occur to extraordinary patients - those who love and have the courage of working with their doctors to help them recover.

Communion by Whitley Strieber



This is the beginning of an extraordinary true-life adventure. One man shares his riveting story with people from "elsewhere".

Sphere by Michael Crichton



"Ingenious and beguiling."--Time"Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain."--Los Angeles Times"Sphere may be Crichton's best novel, but even if it ranked only second

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

The Songlines


Bruce Chatwin, author of In Patagonia, travels to Outback Australia in search of the meaning of the Aborginals ancient "Dreaming tracks"