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 (76 61)
  • 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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1987?
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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?
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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Country: United States of America

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Country: United States of America

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


Which were the most popular books released in September 1987?
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Empire by Gore Vidal



"Mr. Vidal demonstrates a political imagination and insider's sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is

The Five Bells And Bladebone by Martha Grimes

The Five Bells And Bladebone


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

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell


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

Communion by Whitley Strieber



Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .