Historical Events For 1987
Friday, 17 November 2017
Jan 01 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico in the year 1987.
Jan 01 China's rudimentary civil code in effect on this day in history.
Jan 01 On this day in history international Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
Jan 01 Year of the Reader begins on this day in history.
Jan 02 On this day in history penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
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 In the year 1987 rock &Roll Hall of Fame inducts first female artist Aretha Franklin
Jan 04 16 die in a train crash in Chase MD in the year 1987.
Jan 04 In the year 1987 f van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79
Jan 04 On this day in history sixteen people die when a Washington-bound Amtrak train collides with Conrail locomotives in Chase, Maryland.
Jan 04 In the year 1987 thomas Stevens became first man to bicycle around the world
Jan 05 On this day in history canadian author Margaret Laurence takes her own life at age 60, losing a battle with lung cancer;
Jan 05 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60 on this day in history.
Jan 05 Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack NJ on this day in history.
Jan 06 Astronomers at University of California observe the birth of a galaxy on this day in history.
Jan 06 The 100th US Congress convenes on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1987 french airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
Jan 08 The Dow Jones industrial average closes at over 2000 points for the first time on this day in history.
Jan 09 On this day in history arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
Jan 09 In the year 1987 chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
Jan 09 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect in the year 1987.
Jan 09 Sir Rudolf Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass on this day in history.
Jan 11 On this day in history largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
Jan 12 Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training on this day in history.
Jan 13 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each on this day in history.
Jan 13 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies in the year 1987.
Jan 13 On this day in history w German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
Jan 14 In the year 1987 douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86
Jan 15 Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58 on this day in history.
Jan 16 In the year 1987 earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
Jan 16 Hu Yaobang resigns as head of China's Communist Party, accepting blame for policy mistakes stemming from student turmoil on this day in history.
Jan 17 President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran in the year 1987.
Jan 17 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran in the year 1987.