Historical Events In 1987
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
May 14 On this day in history colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
May 14 Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68 on this day in history.
May 15 John Baur, museum director, dies at 78 on this day in history.
May 16 In the year 1987 "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from New York, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site
May 16 In the year 1987 rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in Los Angeles
May 16 On this day in history weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show
May 17 In the year 1987 "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
May 17 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88 on this day in history.
May 17 In the year 1987 uSS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die
May 18 Wilbur J Cohen, 1st employee of Social Security System, dies at 73 on this day in history.
May 19 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71 on this day in history.
May 20 Götenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee in the year 1987.
May 20 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king" in the year 1987.
May 21 Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57 on this day in history.
May 21 Military coup in Fiji Islands under Lieutenant Colonel Sitivani Rabuka on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1987 xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
May 22 On this day in history 30 killed in a Texas tornado
May 22 In the year 1987 mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65
May 23 On this day in history karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
May 24 In the year 1987 al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500
May 24 On this day in history hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
May 26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe on this day in history.
May 26 In the year 1987 great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
May 26 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail in the year 1987.
May 26 In the year 1987 william H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
May 27 Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal in the year 1987.
May 27 In the year 1987 postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
May 28 On this day in history 60th National Spelling Bee Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
May 28 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci on this day in history.
May 28 Charles Ludlam, actor (Big Easy), dies at 44 on this day in history.
May 28 In the year 1987 mathias Rust, 19, West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR
May 28 In the year 1987 monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
May 28 In the year 1987 paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
May 28 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed in the year 1987.