Historical Events For 1987
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Jan 01 In the year 1987 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
Jan 01 China's rudimentary civil code in effect on this day in history.
Jan 01 In the year 1987 international Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
Jan 01 Year of the Reader begins on this day in history.
Jan 02 Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ on this day in history.
Jan 02 Troops of Chad President Habré conquer Fada oasis in the year 1987.
Jan 03 On this day in history former Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City NY
Jan 03 Rock &Roll Hall of Fame inducts first female artist Aretha Franklin in the year 1987.
Jan 04 16 die in a train crash in Chase MD on this day in history.
Jan 04 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jan 04 Sixteen people die when a Washington-bound Amtrak train collides with Conrail locomotives in Chase, Maryland on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1987 thomas Stevens became first man to bicycle around the world
Jan 05 Canadian author Margaret Laurence takes her own life at age 60, losing a battle with lung cancer; in the year 1987.
Jan 05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60 in the year 1987.
Jan 05 On this day in history surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack NJ
Jan 06 Astronomers at University of California observe the birth of a galaxy on this day in history.
Jan 06 On this day in history the 100th US Congress convenes
Jan 07 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum in the year 1987.
Jan 08 In the year 1987 the Dow Jones industrial average closes at over 2000 points for the first time.
Jan 09 Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Jan 09 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed on this day in history.
Jan 09 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect on this day in history.
Jan 09 Sir Rudolf Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass on this day in history.
Jan 11 In the year 1987 largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
Jan 12 On this day in history britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
Jan 13 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each on this day in history.
Jan 13 In the year 1987 e van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
Jan 13 In the year 1987 w German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
Jan 14 Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Jan 15 In the year 1987 dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
Jan 16 Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79 in the year 1987.
Jan 16 Hu Yaobang resigns as head of China's Communist Party, accepting blame for policy mistakes stemming from student turmoil in the year 1987.
Jan 17 President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran in the year 1987.
Jan 17 On this day in history president Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran