1987: On This Year


1987 (MCMLXXXVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1987 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1987 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1987, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1987, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1987, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1987, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1987.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1987 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1987 known for ?

  • In 1987, the world saw several developments across politics and in various fields of the entertainment industry.
  • 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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1987: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1987, during the 60th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 11/04/1988 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1987:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1987?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Last Emperor, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1987?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Bernardo Bertolucci, for the movie The Last Emperor, starring John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1987?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Michael Douglas, for the movie Wall Street, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1987?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Cher, for the movie Moonstruck, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1987?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Sean Connery, for the movie The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1987?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Olympia Dukakis, for the movie Moonstruck, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello produced in the United States of America.
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1987: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Mikhail Gorbachev
In 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. As General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and leader of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev oversaw Perestroika political reforms in 1987.

1987: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1987 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim


Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History


Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone



Rabbit chinese zodiac sign

1987: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1987?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1987 was the Year of the Rabbit.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rabbit sign.

Nobel Prize

1987: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1987: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1987 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Óscar Arias

1987: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 1987 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Johannes Georg Bednorz
  • Karl Alexander Müller

1987: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 1987 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Jean-Marie Lehn

1987: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 1987 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Susumu Tonegawa
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1987: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1987 were Michael, Christopher and Matthew for boys and Jessica, Ashley and Amanda for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1987: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1987 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Christopher
  • Matthew
  • Joshua
  • David
  • Andrew
  • Daniel
  • James
  • Justin
  • Robert

1987: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1987 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jessica
  • Ashley
  • Amanda
  • Jennifer
  • Sarah
  • Stephanie
  • Brittany
  • Nicole
  • Heather
  • Elizabeth

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1987: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1987, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston

1987: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1987 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston
  2. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
  3. Alone by Heart
  4. With Or Without You by U2
  5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2
  6. La Bamba by Los Lobos
  7. Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
  8. Always by Atlantic Starr
  9. Faith by George Michael
  10. Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston

1987: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1987, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

1987: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1987 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
  2. Respectable by Mel & Kim
  3. Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
  4. You Win Again by The Bee Gees
  5. China In Your Hand by T'Pau
  6. Can't Be With You Tonight by Judy Boucher
  7. Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) by MARRS
  8. Stand By Me by Ben E King
  9. Who's That Girl by Madonna
  10. La Isla Bonita by Madonna

1987: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1987 were:

The Untouchables

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

Country: United States of America

Lethal Weapon

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Country: United States of America

Good Morning, Vietnam

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1987

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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

Country: United States of America

Fatal Attraction

Release year: 1987

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Country: United States of America

world population

1987: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1987 was 5,052,522,147 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 42.0% of the total population, which is roughly 2.1 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1987 was an increase of +91.8 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.85% over the previous year.The average population density in 1987 was 21 persons per square mile (or 34 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1987?

Here's what happened in 1987:

  • Jan 1, 1987: 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • Jan 3, 1987: Oh Coward! closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Jan 4, 1987: 16 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • Jan 5, 1987: Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Jan 6, 1987: Astronomers at University of California see first sight of birth of a galaxy.
  • Jan 7, 1987: Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at age 28 the youngest.
  • Jan 8, 1987: Dow Jones Industrial Index closes above 2,000 for first time (2,002.25).
  • Jan 9, 1987: Chinese / Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
  • Jan 11, 1987: Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giants Stadium (beat Washington Redskins 17-0).
  • Jan 13, 1987: 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
  • Jan 14, 1987: Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Jan 16, 1987: León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.
  • Jan 17, 1987: US President Ronald Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran.
  • Jan 18, 1987: 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • Jan 19, 1987: Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's first Republican governor since 1874.
  • Jan 20, 1987: Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jan 21, 1987: BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi.
  • Jan 22, 1987: Blizzard in New Jersey, as 334 attend the New Jersey Devils - Calgary Flames NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5.
  • Jan 23, 1987: Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points
  • Jan 24, 1987: 61st Australian Women's Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (7-5, 7-6).
  • Jan 25, 1987: Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, New York Giants, QB
  • Jan 26, 1987: Hart Foundation beats British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title.
  • Jan 27, 1987: Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose and Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team.
  • Jan 28, 1987: Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
  • Jan 29, 1987: Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry
  • Jan 31, 1987: 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win.
  • Feb 1, 1987: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6.
  • Feb 2, 1987: Kansas City Royals' pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires.
  • Feb 4, 1987: Liberace, American pianist (Liberace Show), actor (Evil Chandell - Batman), dies at age 67 (born 1919).
  • Feb 5, 1987: Dow Jones Industrial Average average closes above 2,200 for first time.
  • Feb 6, 1987: No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings.
  • Feb 7, 1987: Ronnies Rap by Ron and DC Crew peaks at #93
  • Feb 8, 1987: 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (overtime) at Seattle, Washington.
  • Feb 9, 1987: New York Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
  • Feb 10, 1987: Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre.
  • Feb 11, 1987: England beats Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.
  • Feb 12, 1987: Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded US$7 million damages.
  • Feb 14, 1987: 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date - Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons.
  • Feb 15, 1987: ABC-TV begins broadcasting Amerika mini-series
  • Feb 16, 1987: John Demjanjuk, accused of being Ivan the Terrible trial begins
  • Feb 17, 1987: Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration
  • Feb 19, 1987: Stardust opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • Feb 20, 1987: Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Feb 21, 1987: Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • Feb 22, 1987: Andy Warhol, American pop artist/director/writer, dies from complications following gall bladder surgery at age 58 (born 1928).
  • Feb 23, 1987: Supernova 1987A in LMC first seen; first naked-eye supernova since 1604.
  • Feb 24, 1987: Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
  • Feb 25, 1987: Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game
  • Feb 26, 1987: 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • Feb 27, 1987: Washington Week In Review, 20th anniversary on PBS
  • Feb 28, 1987: Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at age 67.
  • Mar 2, 1987: American Motors Corporation is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.
  • Mar 3, 1987: Ray Dandridge, third baseman in Negro Leagues, elected to Hall of Fame.
  • Mar 4, 1987: 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.
  • Mar 6, 1987: 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • Mar 8, 1987: Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA / Glendale Federal Golf Classic
  • Mar 9, 1987: Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • Mar 11, 1987: Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point.
  • Mar 12, 1987: Les Miserables opens at Broadway/Imperial theater in New York City for 4000+ performances.
  • Mar 13, 1987: Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova and Bukin
  • Mar 14, 1987: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • Mar 15, 1987: Starlight Express opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances
  • Mar 17, 1987: IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3.
  • Mar 18, 1987: Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns in USA: Jessica and Matthew.
  • Mar 19, 1987: PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
  • Mar 20, 1987: Soap opera Capitol final episode
  • Mar 22, 1987: Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open.
  • Mar 23, 1987: Soap Bold and the Beautiful premieres
  • Mar 24, 1987: First Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win.
  • Mar 25, 1987: US Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified.
  • Mar 26, 1987: NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it fails to reach orbit.
  • Mar 29, 1987: 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins.
  • Mar 30, 1987: 59th Academy Awards - Platoon, Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win
  • Apr 2, 1987: Mikado opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Apr 3, 1987: Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega.
  • Apr 4, 1987: Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
  • Apr 5, 1987: Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children and Tracey Ullman
  • Apr 6, 1987: Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • Apr 7, 1987: Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on Nightline
  • Apr 9, 1987: For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
  • Apr 11, 1987: Zoja Ivanova wins second female World Cup marathon (2:30:39).
  • Apr 12, 1987: Texaco files for bankruptcy.
  • Apr 13, 1987: 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • Apr 14, 1987: Turkey asks to join European market.
  • Apr 15, 1987: Barbara Cook: A Concert... opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 16, 1987: FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • Apr 17, 1987: Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate.
  • Apr 18, 1987: An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
  • Apr 19, 1987: Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver.
  • Apr 20, 1987: US deports Karl Linnas, charged with German war crimes, to USSR.
  • Apr 21, 1987: Milwaukee Brewers lose, ending American League season-opening winning streak at 13 games.
  • Apr 22, 1987: Sri Lanka Air Force bombs Tamil rebels; 100s killed.
  • Apr 23, 1987: 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Apr 24, 1987: Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City
  • Apr 26, 1987: Barbara Cook: A Concert... closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 27, 1987: US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WWII
  • Apr 28, 1987: NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, North Carolina and Miami, Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis, Minnesota and Orlando, Florida in 1989.
  • Apr 29, 1987: Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US.
  • Apr 30, 1987: New York Islanders' Mike Bossy plays his final game.
  • May 1, 1987: Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • May 2, 1987: 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4.
  • May 3, 1987: Mikado closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • May 5, 1987: Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
  • May 6, 1987: Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
  • May 8, 1987: Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race
  • May 9, 1987: 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
  • May 10, 1987: Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.
  • May 11, 1987: Corazon Aquino is elected President in the Philippines.
  • May 13, 1987: Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II.
  • May 14, 1987: Little Shop of Horrors is released in Germany
  • May 15, 1987: 1st Energiya Launch
  • May 16, 1987: 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.
  • May 17, 1987: Stardust closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • May 19, 1987: 1st American Comedy Award
  • May 20, 1987: Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name king
  • May 21, 1987: Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • May 22, 1987: 30 killed in a Texas tornado.
  • May 24, 1987: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • May 26, 1987: Cecilia Bolocco, age 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe.
  • May 27, 1987: Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on Nightline after PTL scandal
  • May 28, 1987: Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in the USSR
  • May 29, 1987: Twilight Zone director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow.
  • May 30, 1987: West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
  • May 31, 1987: Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
  • Jun 1, 1987: Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros
  • Jun 2, 1987: Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1
  • Jun 3, 1987: Little Shop of Horrors, released in France
  • Jun 4, 1987: Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 consecutive hurdle wins.
  • Jun 5, 1987: Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows wins game
  • Jun 6, 1987: 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 7, 1987: 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
  • Jun 8, 1987: 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • Jun 10, 1987: In Illinois, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurs.
  • Jun 11, 1987: Margaret Thatcher is first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win third consecutive term.
  • Jun 12, 1987: During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • Jun 13, 1987: Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel, and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina.
  • Jun 14, 1987: 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 15, 1987: Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 16, 1987: Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • Jun 17, 1987: With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.
  • Jun 18, 1987: Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • Jun 19, 1987: ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • Jun 20, 1987: Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
  • Jun 21, 1987: 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in San Francisco
  • Jun 22, 1987: Tom Seaver retires after third try with New York Mets.
  • Jun 24, 1987: Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • Jun 25, 1987: Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim.
  • Jun 26, 1987: Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
  • Jun 27, 1987: US Supreme Court Justice Powell retires.
  • Jun 28, 1987: Dreamgirls opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • Jun 29, 1987: South Korean president Roh Tae-Woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of June Democracy Movement.
  • Jun 30, 1987: Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
  • Jul 1, 1987: Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in October by Senate
  • Jul 2, 1987: Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
  • Jul 3, 1987: New York Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
  • Jul 4, 1987: 94th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Steffi Graf
  • Jul 5, 1987: 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl
  • Jul 6, 1987: Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • Jul 7, 1987: Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • Jul 8, 1987: Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
  • Jul 9, 1987: 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
  • Jul 11, 1987: Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • Jul 12, 1987: 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
  • Jul 14, 1987: 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland - Alameda Stadium
  • Jul 15, 1987: Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
  • Jul 16, 1987: Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games
  • Jul 17, 1987: Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games
  • Jul 18, 1987: Molly Yard elected new president of US National Organization for Women.
  • Jul 19, 1987: 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 20, 1987: Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • Jul 21, 1987: Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 22, 1987: US begins escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.
  • Jul 23, 1987: Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last years World Series
  • Jul 24, 1987: IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • Jul 25, 1987: USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite.
  • Jul 26, 1987: Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF
  • Jul 27, 1987: Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
  • Jul 28, 1987: Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
  • Jul 29, 1987: Ben and Jerry's ice cream parlour and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor: Cherry Garcia.
  • Jul 31, 1987: Living Daylights premieres in US
  • Aug 1, 1987: Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Aug 2, 1987: 25th Tennis Federation Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada
  • Aug 3, 1987: Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
  • Aug 4, 1987: At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
  • Aug 7, 1987: Javed Miandad scores 260 vs. England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
  • Aug 8, 1987: Pakistan all out 708 vs. England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
  • Aug 9, 1987: Les Miserables, opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • Aug 10, 1987: Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • Aug 11, 1987: France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Aug 13, 1987: Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
  • Aug 14, 1987: Les Miserables, opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
  • Aug 15, 1987: 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
  • Aug 16, 1987: Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • Aug 17, 1987: Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • Aug 18, 1987: Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
  • Aug 19, 1987: ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hizballah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after sixty-two days in captivity.
  • Aug 21, 1987: Clayton Lonetree, first US Marine court-martialed for spying, convicted.
  • Aug 22, 1987: Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda for the NES in North America.
  • Aug 23, 1987: 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • Aug 24, 1987: Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes.
  • Aug 25, 1987: Dow Jones Industrial Stock Average reaches record 2722.42
  • Aug 26, 1987: Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
  • Aug 28, 1987: Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
  • Aug 29, 1987: Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
  • Aug 30, 1987: 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Aug 31, 1987: South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
  • Sep 1, 1987: 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
  • Sep 2, 1987: Donald Trump takes out a full page New York Times ad lambasting Japan.
  • Sep 3, 1987: Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • Sep 5, 1987: Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson
  • Sep 6, 1987: Benjamin and Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
  • Sep 7, 1987: Netherlands routes 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 8, 1987: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Sep 9, 1987: Gary Hart admits on Nightline, to cheating on his wife
  • Sep 11, 1987: 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • Sep 12, 1987: 101st US Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf
  • Sep 13, 1987: Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 14, 1987: Les Miserables, opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
  • Sep 15, 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.
  • Sep 16, 1987: The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
  • Sep 17, 1987: Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • Sep 18, 1987: US and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • Sep 19, 1987: Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • Sep 20, 1987: 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis and Sharon Gless wins
  • Sep 21, 1987: 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
  • Sep 22, 1987: Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • Sep 25, 1987: 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • Sep 26, 1987: Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • Sep 27, 1987: 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club - Ohio
  • Sep 28, 1987: Star Trek: The Next Generation, debuts on syndicated TV
  • Sep 29, 1987: thirtysomething, debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30, 1987: Suriname constitution ratified
  • Oct 1, 1987: Roza opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Oct 3, 1987: Benito Santiago ends longest catcher / rookie hitting streak at 34
  • Oct 4, 1987: Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • Oct 6, 1987: Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a Republic
  • Oct 9, 1987: Japanese bank buys Lady McGill stamp for $1,100,000
  • Oct 10, 1987: Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album Tunnel of Love
  • Oct 11, 1987: 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
  • Oct 12, 1987: 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins
  • Oct 13, 1987: First military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf).
  • Oct 14, 1987: St. Louis Cardinals beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
  • Oct 15, 1987: Late Nite Comic opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 16, 1987: 338,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange
  • Oct 17, 1987: Late Nite Comic closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 19, 1987: Anything Goes opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Oct 20, 1987: Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts / 608,120,000 shares traded
  • Oct 21, 1987: 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Oct 22, 1987: Cabaret opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • Oct 23, 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.
  • Oct 24, 1987: NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.
  • Oct 25, 1987: Minnesota Twins win their first World Series championship beating Saint Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series.
  • Oct 26, 1987: Dow Jones down 156.83 points
  • Oct 27, 1987: Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • Oct 29, 1987: Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented fourth different weight boxing title.
  • Oct 30, 1987: In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • Oct 31, 1987: A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes.
  • Nov 1, 1987: 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • Nov 2, 1987: Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • Nov 3, 1987: Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 4, 1987: Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 5, 1987: Into the Woods opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • Nov 7, 1987: Tunisian Premier Zine al-Abidine fires President Habib Bourguiba
  • Nov 8, 1987: 11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes
  • Nov 10, 1987: Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11, 1987: Roza closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 12, 1987: Teddy & Alice opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 13, 1987: 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
  • Nov 14, 1987: La Cage aux Folles closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • Nov 15, 1987: Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon
  • Nov 16, 1987: Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
  • Nov 17, 1987: George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
  • Nov 18, 1987: Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
  • Nov 21, 1987: Actress Demi Moore marries actor Bruce Willis
  • Nov 22, 1987: Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • Nov 24, 1987: Li Peng succeeds Premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • Nov 25, 1987: Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • Nov 27, 1987: Les Miserables, opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • Nov 28, 1987: South African Airways flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
  • Nov 29, 1987: Dreamgirls closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • Nov 30, 1987: Afghanistan Constitution adopted
  • Dec 1, 1987: Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel.
  • Dec 2, 1987: Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
  • Dec 4, 1987: Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51).
  • Dec 5, 1987: 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (world record).
  • Dec 6, 1987: Jane Crafter / Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 7, 1987: 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California
  • Dec 8, 1987: Occupied Palestinians start intefadeh (uprising) against Israel
  • Dec 9, 1987: Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • Dec 10, 1987: Nightline is seen in the USSR for 1st time
  • Dec 11, 1987: Test debut of Carl Hooper, West Indies versus India at Bombay.
  • Dec 12, 1987: Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.
  • Dec 13, 1987: Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) lose parliamentary election.
  • Dec 14, 1987: Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new.
  • Dec 15, 1987: Les Miserables opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • Dec 16, 1987: Roh Tae Woo wins presidential election in South Korea.
  • Dec 17, 1987: Square Co., Ltd. releases ''Final Fantasy'' in Japan for the Famicom.
  • Dec 18, 1987: Warne Marsh, jazz saxophonist, dies of a heart attack after collapsing onstage while giving a perfomance at Donte's in North Hollywood, California.
  • Dec 19, 1987: Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champion.
  • Dec 20, 1987: Nuts with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • Dec 21, 1987: 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
  • Dec 23, 1987: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of US President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison.
  • Dec 24, 1987: In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.
  • Dec 25, 1987: Lynette Squeaky Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
  • Dec 26, 1987: Les Miserables opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Dec 27, 1987: Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass.
  • Dec 28, 1987: In Arkansas, USA, R Gene Simmons kills two, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover.
  • Dec 29, 1987: Prozac anti-depressant drug makes its debut in the United States.
  • Dec 30, 1987: Australia hangs on for draw versus New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground, one wicket left 17 runs short.
  • Jan 3, 1987: Varig Flight 797 crashes near Akouré in the Ivory Coast, resulting in 50 deaths.


What does the year 1987 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1987 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 88th year of the 20th century and the 7th year of the 1980s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1986 and precedes 1988.

calendars for year 1987

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