Historical Events In 1987
Monday, 19 April 2021
May 14 On this day in history colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
May 14 In the year 1987 rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
May 15 On this day in history john Baur, museum director, dies at 78
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 Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in Los Angeles on this day in history.
May 16 Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show in the year 1987.
May 17 On this day in history "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
May 17 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88 in the year 1987.
May 17 USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die on this day in history.
May 18 On this day in history wilbur J Cohen, 1st employee of Social Security System, dies at 73
May 19 On this day in history alice B[radley] Sheldon, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71
May 20 Götenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"
May 21 Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57 in the year 1987.
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 Mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
May 23 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86 in the year 1987.
May 24 In the year 1987 al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500
May 24 In the year 1987 hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
May 26 In the year 1987 cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
May 26 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka on this day in history.
May 26 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail in the year 1987.
May 26 On this day in history william H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
May 27 On this day in history jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
May 27 Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna in the year 1987.
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 in the year 1987.
May 28 Charles Ludlam, actor (Big Easy), dies at 44 in the year 1987.
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 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta in the year 1987.
May 28 In the year 1987 stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed