1987

In 1987, the world saw several developments across politics and in various fields of the entertainment industry.

1987

On the political front, 1987 was the year that American President Ronald Reagan made a trip to Berlin, giving a speech in which he famously challenged Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, ending the heavily guarded partition between the eastern and western parts of the city.

As Ronald Reagan made his challenge to the Soviet Union, Europe was moving to greater centralization of power. This was the year that the Single European Act was passed by the European Community. The Act, as a revision to the 1957 Treaty of Rome, set out to establish a single market in Europe by 1992, and also put forth language aimed at a single monetary and foreign policy for the Community members.

1987 was a major year for gaming as well. This was the year that Konami released their action-adventure game, Metal Gear for the MSX2 computer system in Japan. The game would eventually be released in North America and Europe through various systems throughout the years, but the innovative stealth aspect of the game was revolutionary and sparked a series of games that have entertained gamers across the world for many years. This was also the year that The Legend of Zelda was released in North America by Nintendo.

In television developments this year, Full Houseaired its first episode. This sitcom would build a devoted fan base, and would eventually inspire a nostalgic sequel series, Fuller House. The second Star Trek series, The Next Generation premiered in syndication this year, as well. In another major development in television history, the iconic animated series, The Simpsons, first appeared on television, albeit these first appearances were in shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

In music, U2 released their famous album, The Joshua Tree. This was also the year that the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, released what was then his first album in five years, Bad. The highly anticipated album was a hit, living up to expectations with songs like “Bad,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.”

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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 60th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

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

Country: United States of America

Best director

Bernardo Bertolucci

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

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

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Michael Douglas

Wall Street

Wall Street

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Cher

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Sean Connery

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Olympia Dukakis

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1987 ?
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The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

The Fatal Shore

By:

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles

By:

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day - patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their …

Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Fine Things

By:

Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

By:

She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1987


Peace Prize

  • Óscar Arias

Literature

  • Joseph Brodsky

Physics

  • Johannes Georg Bednorz
  • Karl Alexander Müller

Economic Sciences

  • Robert Solow

Chemistry

  • Donald J. Cram
  • Jean-Marie Lehn
  • Charles J. Pedersen

Physiology or Medicine

  • Susumu Tonegawa

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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

Country: United States of America

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Country: United States of America

Withnail & I

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1987 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1987


Population statistics

  • Total population: 5.1 billion (5,052,522,147 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 2.1 billion, that is 42.0% of the total population of 1987 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +91.8 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.85%
  • Average density: 34.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1987?


Events

  • 01 Jan 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 03 Jan Oh Coward! closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 04 Jan 16 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • 05 Jan Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 06 Jan Astronomers at University of California see first sight of birth of a galaxy.
  • 07 Jan Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at age 28 the youngest.
  • 08 Jan Dow Jones Industrial Index closes above 2,000 for first time (2,002.25).
  • 09 Jan Chinese / Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
  • 11 Jan Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giants Stadium (beat Washington Redskins 17-0).
  • 13 Jan 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
  • 14 Jan Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 16 Jan León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.
  • 17 Jan US President Ronald Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran.
  • 18 Jan 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 19 Jan Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's first Republican governor since 1874.
  • 20 Jan Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 21 Jan BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi.
  • 22 Jan Blizzard in New Jersey, as 334 attend the New Jersey Devils - Calgary Flames NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5.
  • 23 Jan Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
  • 24 Jan 61st Australian Women's Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (7-5, 7-6).
  • 25 Jan Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, New York Giants, QB
  • 26 Jan Hart Foundation beats British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title.
  • 27 Jan Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose and Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team.
  • 28 Jan Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
  • 29 Jan Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry
  • 31 Jan 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win.
  • 01 Feb NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6.
  • 02 Feb Kansas City Royals' pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires.
  • 04 Feb Liberace, American pianist (Liberace Show), actor (Evil Chandell - Batman), dies at age 67 (born 1919).
  • 05 Feb Dow Jones Industrial Average average closes above 2,200 for first time.
  • 06 Feb No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings.
  • 07 Feb Ronnies Rap by Ron and DC Crew peaks at #93
  • 08 Feb 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (overtime) at Seattle, Washington.
  • 09 Feb New York Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
  • 10 Feb Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre.
  • 11 Feb England beats Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.
  • 12 Feb Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded US$7 million damages.
  • 14 Feb 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date - Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons.
  • 15 Feb ABC-TV begins broadcasting Amerika mini-series
  • 16 Feb John Demjanjuk, accused of being Ivan the Terrible trial begins
  • 17 Feb Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
  • 19 Feb Stardust opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 20 Feb Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 21 Feb Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • 22 Feb Andy Warhol, American pop artist/director/writer, dies from complications following gall bladder surgery at age 58 (born 1928).
  • 23 Feb Supernova 1987A in LMC first seen; first naked-eye supernova since 1604.
  • 24 Feb Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
  • 25 Feb Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game
  • 26 Feb 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • 27 Feb Washington Week In Review, 20th anniversary on PBS
  • 28 Feb Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at age 67.
  • 02 Mar American Motors Corporation is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 03 Mar Ray Dandridge, third baseman in Negro Leagues, elected to Hall of Fame.
  • 04 Mar U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra Affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had 'deteriorated' into an arms-for-hostages deal.
  • 06 Mar 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • 08 Mar Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA / Glendale Federal Golf Classic
  • 09 Mar Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • 11 Mar Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point.
  • 12 Mar Les Miserables opens at Broadway/Imperial theater in New York City for 4000+ performances.
  • 13 Mar Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
  • 14 Mar Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • 15 Mar Starlight Express opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances
  • 17 Mar IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3.
  • 18 Mar Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns in USA: Jessica and Matthew.
  • 19 Mar PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
  • 20 Mar Soap opera Capitol final episode
  • 22 Mar Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open.
  • 23 Mar Soap Bold and the Beautiful premieres
  • 24 Mar First Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win.
  • 25 Mar US Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified.
  • 26 Mar NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it fails to reach orbit.
  • 29 Mar 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins.
  • 30 Mar 59th Academy Awards - Platoon, Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win
  • 02 Apr Mikado opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 03 Apr Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega.
  • 04 Apr Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
  • 05 Apr Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children and Tracey Ullman
  • 06 Apr Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 07 Apr Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on Nightline
  • 09 Apr For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
  • 11 Apr Zoja Ivanova wins second female World Cup marathon (2:30:39).
  • 12 Apr Texaco files for bankruptcy.
  • 13 Apr 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • 14 Apr Turkey asks to join European market.
  • 15 Apr Barbara Cook: A Concert... opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances
  • 16 Apr FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • 17 Apr Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate.
  • 18 Apr An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
  • 19 Apr Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver.
  • 20 Apr US deports Karl Linnas, charged with German war crimes, to USSR.
  • 21 Apr Milwaukee Brewers lose, ending American League season-opening winning streak at 13 games.
  • 22 Apr Sri Lanka Air Force bombs Tamil rebels; 100s killed.
  • 23 Apr 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • 24 Apr Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City
  • 26 Apr Barbara Cook: A Concert... closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • 27 Apr US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WWII
  • 28 Apr NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, North Carolina and Miami, Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis, Minnesota and Orlando, Florida in 1989.
  • 29 Apr Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US.
  • 30 Apr New York Islanders' Mike Bossy plays his final game.
  • 01 May Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • 02 May 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4.
  • 03 May Mikado closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 05 May Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
  • 06 May Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
  • 08 May Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
  • 09 May 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
  • 10 May Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.
  • 11 May Corazon Aquino is elected President in the Philippines.
  • 13 May Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II.
  • 14 May Little Shop of Horrors is released in Germany
  • 15 May 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
  • 16 May Bobro 400, a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, sets sail from New York, beginning an unsuccesful eight-week search for a dumping site.
  • 17 May Stardust closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 19 May 1st American Comedy Award
  • 20 May Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name king
  • 21 May Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • 22 May 30 killed in a Texas tornado.
  • 24 May Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • 26 May Cecilia Bolocco, age 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe.
  • 27 May Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on Nightline after PTL scandal
  • 28 May Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in the USSR
  • 29 May Twilight Zone director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow.
  • 30 May West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
  • 31 May Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
  • 01 Jun Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
  • 02 Jun Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1
  • 03 Jun Little Shop of Horrors, released in France
  • 04 Jun Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 consecutive hurdle wins.
  • 05 Jun Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows wins game
  • 06 Jun 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
  • 07 Jun 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
  • 08 Jun 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • 10 Jun In Illinois, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 11 Jun Margaret Thatcher is first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win third consecutive term.
  • 12 Jun During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 13 Jun Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel, and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina.
  • 14 Jun 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 15 Jun Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 16 Jun Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 17 Jun With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
  • 18 Jun Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • 19 Jun ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • 20 Jun Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
  • 21 Jun 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in San Francisco
  • 22 Jun Tom Seaver retires after third try with New York Mets.
  • 24 Jun Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • 25 Jun Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim.
  • 26 Jun Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
  • 27 Jun US Supreme Court Justice Powell retires.
  • 28 Jun Dreamgirls opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • 29 Jun South Korean president Roh Tae-Woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of June Democracy Movement.
  • 30 Jun Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
  • 01 Jul Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in October by Senate
  • 02 Jul Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
  • 03 Jul New York Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
  • 04 Jul 94th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (75 63)
  • 05 Jul 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (76 62 75)
  • 06 Jul Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • 07 Jul Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 08 Jul Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
  • 09 Jul 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
  • 11 Jul Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • 12 Jul 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
  • 14 Jul 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland - Alameda Stadium
  • 15 Jul Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
  • 16 Jul Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • 17 Jul Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • 18 Jul Molly Yard elected new president of US National Organization for Women.
  • 19 Jul 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 20 Jul Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • 21 Jul Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • 22 Jul US begins escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.
  • 23 Jul Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last years World Series
  • 24 Jul IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • 25 Jul USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite.
  • 26 Jul Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF
  • 27 Jul Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
  • 28 Jul Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • 29 Jul Ben and Jerry's ice cream parlour and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor: Cherry Garcia.
  • 31 Jul Living Daylights premieres in US
  • 01 Aug Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 02 Aug 25th Tennis Federation Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
  • 03 Aug Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
  • 04 Aug At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
  • 07 Aug Javed Miandad scores 260 vs. England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
  • 08 Aug Pakistan all out 708 vs. England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
  • 09 Aug Les Miserables, opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 10 Aug Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • 11 Aug France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 13 Aug Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
  • 14 Aug Les Miserables, opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
  • 15 Aug At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA and Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition
  • 16 Aug Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • 17 Aug Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • 18 Aug Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
  • 19 Aug ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hizballah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after sixty-two days in captivity.
  • 21 Aug Clayton Lonetree, first US Marine court-martialed for spying, convicted.
  • 22 Aug Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda for the NES in North America.
  • 23 Aug 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • 24 Aug Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes.
  • 25 Aug Dow Jones Industrial Stock Average reaches record 2722.42
  • 26 Aug Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
  • 28 Aug Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
  • 29 Aug Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
  • 30 Aug 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • 31 Aug South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
  • 01 Sep 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
  • 02 Sep Donald Trump takes out a full page New York Times ad lambasting Japan.
  • 03 Sep Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • 05 Sep Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson
  • 06 Sep Benjamin and Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • 07 Sep Netherlands routes 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 08 Sep Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 09 Sep Gary Hart admits on Nightline, to cheating on his wife
  • 11 Sep 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • 12 Sep 101st US Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (76 61)
  • 13 Sep Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • 14 Sep Les Miserables, opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
  • 15 Sep 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 The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
  • 17 Sep Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • 18 Sep US and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • 19 Sep Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • 20 Sep 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis and Sharon Gless wins
  • 21 Sep 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
  • 22 Sep Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • 25 Sep 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • 26 Sep Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • 27 Sep 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club - Ohio
  • 28 Sep Star Trek: The Next Generation, debuts on syndicated TV
  • 29 Sep thirtysomething, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 30 Sep Suriname constitution ratified
  • 01 Oct Roza opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 03 Oct Benito Santiago ends longest catcher / rookie hitting streak at 34
  • 04 Oct Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • 06 Oct Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a Republic
  • 09 Oct Japanese bank buys Lady McGill stamp for $1,100,000
  • 10 Oct Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album Tunnel of Love
  • 11 Oct 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
  • 12 Oct 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins
  • 13 Oct First military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf).
  • 14 Oct St. Louis Cardinals beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
  • 15 Oct Late Nite Comic opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 16 Oct 338,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange (record)
  • 17 Oct Late Nite Comic closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 19 Oct Anything Goes opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • 20 Oct Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts / 608,120,000 shares traded (record)
  • 21 Oct 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 22 Oct Cabaret opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • 23 Oct 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 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.
  • 25 Oct Minnesota Twins win their first World Series championship beating Saint Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series.
  • 26 Oct Dow Jones down 156.83 points
  • 27 Oct Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • 29 Oct Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented fourth different weight boxing title.
  • 30 Oct In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • 31 Oct A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes.
  • 01 Nov 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • 02 Nov Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • 03 Nov Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 04 Nov Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 05 Nov Into the Woods opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • 07 Nov Tunisian Premier Zine al-Abidine fires President Habib Bourguiba
  • 08 Nov 11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes
  • 10 Nov Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • 11 Nov Roza closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 12 Nov Teddy & Alice opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 13 Nov 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
  • 14 Nov La Cage aux Folles closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • 15 Nov Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 16 Nov Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
  • 17 Nov George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
  • 18 Nov Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
  • 21 Nov Actress Demi Moore marries actor Bruce Willis
  • 22 Nov Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • 24 Nov Li Peng succeeds Premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • 25 Nov Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • 27 Nov Les Miserables, opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • 28 Nov South African Airways flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
  • 29 Nov Dreamgirls closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • 30 Nov Afghanistan Constitution adopted
  • 01 Dec Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel.
  • 02 Dec Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
  • 04 Dec Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51).
  • 05 Dec 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (world record).
  • 06 Dec Jane Crafter / Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 07 Dec 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
  • 08 Dec Occupied Palestinians start intefadeh (uprising) against Israel
  • 09 Dec Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • 10 Dec Nightline is seen in the USSR for 1st time
  • 11 Dec Test debut of Carl Hooper, West Indies versus India at Bombay.
  • 12 Dec Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.
  • 13 Dec Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) lose parliamentary election.
  • 14 Dec Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new.
  • 15 Dec Les Miserables opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • 16 Dec Roh Tae Woo wins presidential election in South Korea.
  • 17 Dec Square Co., Ltd. releases ''Final Fantasy'' in Japan for the Famicom.
  • 18 Dec Warne Marsh, jazz saxophonist, dies of a heart attack after collapsing onstage while giving a perfomance at Donte's in North Hollywood, California.
  • 19 Dec Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champion.
  • 20 Dec Nuts with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • 21 Dec 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
  • 23 Dec Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of US President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison.
  • 24 Dec In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.
  • 25 Dec Lynette Squeaky Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
  • 26 Dec Les Miserables opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
  • 27 Dec Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass.
  • 28 Dec In Arkansas, USA, R Gene Simmons kills two, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover.
  • 29 Dec Prozac anti-depressant drug makes its debut in the United States.
  • 30 Dec Australia hangs on for draw versus New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground, one wicket left 17 runs short.