Historical Events For 1987
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Jan 01 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico on this day in history.
Jan 01 China's rudimentary civil code in effect on this day in history.
Jan 01 International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins in the year 1987.
Jan 01 Year of the Reader begins in the year 1987.
Jan 02 Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ on this day in history.
Jan 02 In the year 1987 troops of Chad President Habré conquer Fada oasis
Jan 03 Former Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City NY on this day in history.
Jan 03 Rock &Roll Hall of Fame inducts first female artist Aretha Franklin on this day in history.
Jan 04 On this day in history 16 die in a train crash in Chase MD
Jan 04 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1987.
Jan 05 In the year 1987 surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack NJ
Jan 06 On this day in history astronomers at University of California observe the birth of a galaxy
Jan 06 The 100th US Congress convenes on this day in history.
Jan 07 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum on this day in history.
Jan 08 On this day in history the Dow Jones industrial average closes at over 2000 points for the first time.
Jan 09 In the year 1987 arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
Jan 09 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed in the year 1987.
Jan 09 In the year 1987 new Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
Jan 09 Sir Rudolf Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass on this day in history.
Jan 11 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0) in the year 1987.
Jan 12 In the year 1987 britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
Jan 13 In the year 1987 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
Jan 13 On this day in history e van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
Jan 13 W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking on this day in history.
Jan 14 Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86 in the year 1987.
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 in the year 1987.
Jan 17 President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran on this day in history.
Jan 17 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran in the year 1987.