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1987chris johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am

1987Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

1987Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

1987NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

1987John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

1987Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

1987Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

1987101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

198769th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

1987All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

1987Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

1987John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering

1987Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC

1987Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant

1987Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

1987Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

1987NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

1987Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

1987US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

1987Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

1987Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1987Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)

1987Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training

1987Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

198722nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

198713th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

198739th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

1987Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1987Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

1987Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)

1987"The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI

1987Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open

198794th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)

1987Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49

1987Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723

1987Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1987Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

1987Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

1987Madonna's "Open Your Heart," single goes #1

1987NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl

1987US President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1987Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

1987Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)

1987George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"

1987US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

1987B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1987Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

198744th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win

1987116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

1987Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1987Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

1987Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1987As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break

1987Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term

1987Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest

1987Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

1987Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

1987Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

1987NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record

1987Bank robber Robert Alan Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

1987BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi

1987Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1987Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

1987George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

1987Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

1987Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

1987Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

198742nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies

1987101st US Womens Tennis Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-1)

1987Madonna sings in Rotterdam

1987"Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

198714th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama

1987William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA

1987US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall

1987For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ

1987Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

1987Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

1987Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

1987107th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64)

198757th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (6-4 4-6 8-6)

1987Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

1987Nancy Lopez/Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

1987Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

1987Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

198716th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1987Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1987Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

1987Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

1987Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of Pres Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison

198733rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

1987David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

198715 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

198775th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)

1987Pres Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress

198759th Academy Awards - "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win

1987LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point

1987Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

19878th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player

198757th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)

1987 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico 
Jan 1
China's rudimentary civil code in effect 
Jan 1
International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins 
Jan 2
Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ 
Jan 2
Troops of Chad President Habré conquer Fada oasis 
Jan 3
"Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances 
Jan 3
"Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances 
Jan 3
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin 
Jan 4
16 die in a train crash in Chase Md 
Jan 5
Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, NJ 
Jan 6
100th US Congress convenes 
Jan 6
Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy 
Jan 7
French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum 
Jan 7
Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest 
Jan 8
Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25) 
Jan 8
Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games 
Jan 9
Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed 
Jan 9
New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect 
Jan 11
Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0) 
Jan 11
"The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI 
Jan 12
Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training 
Jan 13
Seven top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each 
Jan 13
West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking 
Jan 14
Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 17
US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran 
Jan 18
11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Jan 19
Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874 
Jan 20
Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon 
Jan 20
Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment" 
Jan 20
8th ACE Cable Awards: Ted Turner wins the Golden CableACE 
Jan 20
Bank robber Robert Alan Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe 
Jan 21
BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi 
Jan 21
B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" 
Jan 21
Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" 
Jan 22
Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5 
Jan 22
Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism. 
Jan 23
Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss) 
Jan 23
Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion) 
Jan 24
61st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76) 
Jan 25
75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63) 
Jan 25
Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB 
Jan 26
14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama 
Jan 26
Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title 
Jan 27
Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team 
Jan 28
US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo 
Jan 28
Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant 
Jan 29
Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry 
Jan 29
William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA 
Jan 31
44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win 
Jan 31
United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp 
Feb 1
163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze 
Feb 1
38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit 
Feb 1
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 
Feb 1
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6 
Feb 2
KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires 
Feb 2
Philippines adopts constitution 
Feb 3
Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Twins for Neal Heaton 
Feb 3
SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup 
Feb 4
Pres Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress 
Feb 4
Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup 
Feb 4
Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954 
Feb 5
Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time 
Feb 5
Soyuz TM-2 launches 
Feb 6
No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings 
Feb 6
US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary 
Feb 7
"Ronnies Rap" by Ron & DC Crew peaks at #93 
Feb 7
Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring America's Cup back to US 
Feb 7
Madonna's "Open Your Heart," single goes #1 
Feb 7
US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano 
Feb 8
37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (OT) at Seattle 
Feb 8
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
Feb 9
Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide 
Feb 9
NY Stock Exch installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club 
Feb 10
Philippine troops murder 17 civilians in Lupao Massacre 
Feb 11
British Airways begins trading stocks 
Feb 11
England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup 
Feb 11
Philippines constitution goes into effect 
Feb 11
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 12
Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 M damages 
Feb 13
Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator 
Feb 14
53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit 
Feb 15
ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series 
Feb 15
Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92) 
Feb 15
Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater 
Feb 15
Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot 
Feb 16
John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins 
Feb 17
Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year) 
Feb 17
Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA 
Feb 19
"Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances 
Feb 19
Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner 
Feb 19
Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires 
Feb 19
Minnisota sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson 
Feb 19
US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland 
Feb 20
Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City 
Feb 20
David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America," after 11 years 
Feb 21
Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open 
Feb 21
Syrian army marches into Beirut 
Feb 22
Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec) 
Feb 23
Dick Howser retires from managing KC Royals, due to brain tumor 
Feb 23
Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member 
Feb 23
Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604 
Feb 24
29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins 
Feb 24
LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point 
Feb 24
Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack 
Feb 25
LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse 
Feb 25
US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action 
Feb 26
1st release of Beatles compact discs 
Feb 26
NASA launches GEOS-H 
Feb 26
NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record 
Feb 26
Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair 
Feb 26
USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 26
Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record 
Feb 27
"Washington Week In Review," 20th anniversary on PBS 
Feb 27
Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff 
Feb 27
Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m) 
Feb 27
NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption 
Mar 1
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 3
Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame 
Mar 6
6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100 
Mar 6
Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die 
Mar 7
Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs 
Mar 7
Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 8
17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425 
Mar 8
David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for S Aust 
Mar 8
FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif 
Mar 8
Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic 
Mar 8
Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor 
Mar 8
"A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years 
Mar 9
Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion 
Mar 10
Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer 
Mar 11
Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point 
Mar 12
"Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ perfs 
Mar 12
David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game 
Mar 12
Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North 
Mar 12
Ice Pairs Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS) 
Mar 12
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (CAN) 
Mar 12
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 13
Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS) 
Mar 13
John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering 
Mar 13
Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 mins & 3 secs 
Mar 14
Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87 
Mar 14
Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m 
Mar 14
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt 
Mar 14
NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl 
Mar 14
13th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV) 
Mar 15
"Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances 
Mar 15
"Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances 
Mar 15
Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes & Joel Garner 
Mar 15
NZ beat WI by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket 
Mar 15
US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay 
Mar 17
IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3 
Mar 17
Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak 
Mar 18
Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica & Matthew) 
Mar 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 19
Bonnie Blair skates ladies' world record 500 m (39.43 sec) 
Mar 19
Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company 
Mar 19
Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago 
Mar 19
PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn 
Mar 19
Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85) 
Mar 20
FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment) 
Mar 20
NASA launches Palapa B2P 
Mar 20
Soap opera "Capitol" final episode 
Mar 20
Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit 
Mar 20
Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies' world record 5 km (7:20.36) 
Mar 21
PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million) 
Mar 22
Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open 
Mar 23
Soap "Bold & Beautiful" premieres 
Mar 23
US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf 
Mar 23
West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns 
Mar 24
1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win 
Mar 24
WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria 
Mar 25
Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified 
Mar 26
August Wilson's "Fences" premieres in NYC 
Mar 26
Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy 
Mar 26
NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit 
Mar 26
Natl Fed of High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet) 
Mar 27
President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad 
Mar 28
Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway 
Mar 29
6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44 
Mar 29
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic 
Mar 29
Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant 
Mar 29
Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party 
Mar 29
7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins 
Mar 30
59th Academy Awards - "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win 
Mar 30
Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million) 
Mar 31
49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73 
Apr 2
"Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances 
Apr 2
Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation 
Apr 2
IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2 
Apr 3
Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega 
Apr 3
Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers 
Apr 3
Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197 
Apr 3
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 4
Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts 
Apr 5
16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
Apr 5
Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman 
Apr 5
Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title 
Apr 6
22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr 
Apr 6
Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler 
Apr 6
Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy 
Apr 7
National Museum of Female Physician opens in Wash DC 
Apr 7
Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline" 
Apr 9
For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ 
Apr 11
Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals 
Apr 11
Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39) 
Apr 12
51st Golf Masters Championship: Larry Mize wins, shooting a 285 
Apr 12
Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55) 
Apr 12
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
Apr 12
Texaco files for bankruptcy 
Apr 13
1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason 
Apr 13
Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999) 
Apr 14
Turkey asks to join European market 
Apr 15
"Barbara Cook: A Concert..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 perfs 
Apr 15
Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" premieres in NYC 
Apr 16
August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama 
Apr 16
FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves 
Apr 16
Howard Stern & Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC 
Apr 16
Michael Jordon becomes 2nd NBA to score 3000 points in a season 
Apr 16
Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction 
Apr 16
Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences" 
Apr 16
British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency. 
Apr 17
Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points 
Apr 17
Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate 
Apr 17
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 18
An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air 
Apr 18
Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race 
Apr 18
Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates) 
Apr 18
Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph) 
Apr 19
Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ) 
Apr 19
Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win 
Apr 19
Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver 
Apr 19
Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph) 
Apr 19
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open 
Apr 19
LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record 
Apr 19
Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve 
Apr 19
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Apr 20
16th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:21 
Apr 20
91st Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:11:50 
Apr 20
Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead 
Apr 20
US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes 
Apr 21
Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games 
Apr 21
Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history 
Apr 21
Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season 
Apr 21
Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka) 
Apr 21
Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed 
Apr 22
Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed 
Apr 23
28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct 
Apr 23
NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY 
Apr 24
Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC 
Apr 26
"Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 perfs 
Apr 27
US Justice Dept bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II 
Apr 28
NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989 
Apr 28
American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua. 
Apr 29
Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle 
Apr 29
Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US 
Apr 30
Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President 
Apr 30
NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game 
May 1
46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games 
May 1
Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun 
May 2
113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4 
May 3
"Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances 
May 3
Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
May 3
Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday & Saturday with Gary Hart 
May 5
Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings 
May 5
Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East 
May 5
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 6
Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice 
May 6
Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH 
May 6
Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes 
May 6
PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God 
May 6
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 7
105°F in Sacramento, CA 
May 7
Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers 
May 8
Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) 
May 8
The Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland. 
May 9
183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw 
May 9
Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games 
May 10
Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
May 11
1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore) 
May 13
Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II 
May 14
"Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany 
May 14
Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000 
May 15
1st Energiya Launch (USSR) 
May 15
Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set 
May 16
"Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 perfs 
May 16
113th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8 
May 16
Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show 
May 16
"Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from NY, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site 
May 17
"Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances 
May 17
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic 
May 17
USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die 
May 19
1st American Comedy Award 
May 20
Gutenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee 
May 20
Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king" 
May 21
Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka 
May 21
Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama 
May 22
30 killed in a Texas tornado 
May 24
33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes 
May 24
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500 
May 26
Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe 
May 26
Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka 
May 26
US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail 
May 26
William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA 
May 27
Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal 
May 27
Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna 
May 27
Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton) 
May 28
60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci 
May 28
Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR 
May 28
Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot 
May 28
Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta 
May 28
Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn 
May 28
Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed 
May 29
"Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor 
May 29
Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains 
May 29
Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games 
May 30
Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 30
North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video 
May 30
Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 30
West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square 
May 31
Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 31
Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska 
May 31
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 3 
Jun 1
Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530) 
Jun 2
Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1 
Jun 3
"Little Shop of Horrors" released in France 
Jun 3
"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France 
Jun 3
Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game 
Jun 4
Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins 
Jun 5
"Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM 
Jun 5
Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game 
Jun 6
119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2 
Jun 6
57th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (6-4 4-6 8-6) 
Jun 6
NY Yankees play their 13,000th game 
Jun 7
41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win 
Jun 7
57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76) 
Jun 7
Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header 
Jun 7
Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 8
21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis 
Jun 8
Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing 
Jun 8
New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power 
Jun 10
Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated 
Jun 11
Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term 
Jun 12
Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bédell Bokassa sentenced to death 
Jun 12
US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall 
Jun 13
Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina 
Jun 14
41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2 
Jun 14
4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor 
Jun 14
Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jun 15
Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy 
Jun 15
Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 16
Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens 
Jun 16
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him 
Jun 17
With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct. 
Jun 18
Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon 
Jun 19
ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed 
Jun 19
Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer
Jun 19
Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation 
Jun 19
Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia 
Jun 20
Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jun 21
87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF 
Jun 21
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 21
Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB 
Jun 21
Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant 
Jun 22
Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets 
Jun 22
The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals 
Jun 22
A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people 
Jun 24
CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold 
Jun 24
Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak 
Jun 25
Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim 
Jun 26
Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn 
Jun 26
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement 
Jun 27
Supreme Court Justice Powell retires 
Jun 27
In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed 
Jun 28
"Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances 
Jun 28
Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 28
Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden) 
Jun 29
Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts 
Jun 29
Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams 
Jun 30
Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time 
Jun 30
Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump 
Jun 30
The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie. 
Jul 1
Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate 
Jul 1
NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio 
Jul 1
WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format 
Jul 2
Jim Eisenreich's comeback after nervous disorder in 1984 
Jul 2
Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. 
Jul 3
2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic 
Jul 3
NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play 
Jul 4
94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3) 
Jul 4
Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission 
Jul 4
Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so 
Jul 4
Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France 
Jul 5
101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5) 
Jul 5
As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break 
Jul 5
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jul 6
1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India 
Jul 6
Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds 
Jul 6
USSR performs nuclear test 
Jul 7
Alan & Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent 
Jul 7
Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women 
Jul 7
Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing 
Jul 7
Yanks trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 & 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7 
Jul 8
Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years 
Jul 9
1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime 
Jul 9
Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence 
Jul 11
Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks 
Jul 11
Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal 
Jul 12
15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal 
Jul 12
1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel 
Jul 12
50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar 
Jul 12
8th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player 
Jul 12
Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief 
Jul 13
Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials 
Jul 14
58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad 
Jul 14
All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos) 
Jul 14
Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million 
Jul 14
Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony 
Jul 14
Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson 
Jul 14
Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 
Jul 14
Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law 
Jul 15
Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence 
Jul 15
John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings 
Jul 15
State of siege ends in Taiwan 
Jul 16
Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 16
Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81) 
Jul 16
Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8) 
Jul 17
"Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo 
Jul 17
10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx) 
Jul 17
Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8) 
Jul 17
Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time 
Jul 17
Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations 
Jul 18
Molly Yard elected new pres of National Organization for Women 
Jul 18
NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games 
Jul 19
116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane 
Jul 19
Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games 
Jul 19
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Jul 20
Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs 
Jul 21
Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA 
Jul 22
Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome 
Jul 22
Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian) 
Jul 22
US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf 
Jul 23
Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record) 
Jul 23
RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM 
Jul 23
Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series 
Jul 23
Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39) 
Jul 24
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released 
Jul 24
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
Jul 25
Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt 
Jul 25
USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite 
Jul 26
Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jul 26
Stephen Roche wins Tour de France 
Jul 27
John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel 
Jul 27
Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive 
Jul 27
First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc. 
Jul 28
42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies 
Jul 28
Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races 
Jul 29
Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia 
Jul 30
An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68 
Jul 31
"Living Daylights" premieres in US 
Jul 31
Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed 
Jul 31
Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released 
Jul 31
Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs 
Jul 31
Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle 
Jul 31
A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage. 
Aug 1
Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada 
Aug 1
Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Aug 1
Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America 
Aug 1
In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings. 
Aug 2
25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1) 
Aug 2
chris johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am 
Aug 2
Cin Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man 
Aug 2
Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3") 
Aug 2
Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season 
Aug 2
Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game 
Aug 2
Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH) 
Aug 2
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 3
Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo) 
Aug 3
Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26 
Aug 3
Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose 
Aug 3
Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound & is ejected 
Aug 4
At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker 
Aug 4
FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters 
Aug 7
5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala 
Aug 7
Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six 
Aug 7
Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea 
Aug 8
Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game 
Aug 8
Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait 
Aug 8
Pakistan all out 708 v England at The Oval, Botham 3-217 
Aug 9
"Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv 
Aug 9
69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach 
Aug 9
LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo) 
Aug 9
Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
Aug 9
The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike 
Aug 10
Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully 
Aug 10
Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball 
Aug 11
France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf 
Aug 12
Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock 
Aug 13
Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning 
Aug 13
Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump 
Aug 14
"Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary 
Aug 14
Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49 
Aug 15
US beats Cuba in Pan-Am baseball 
Aug 15
At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA & Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition 
Aug 16
Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age 
Aug 16
NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9 
Aug 16
Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives) 
Aug 16
Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am 
Aug 17
Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games 
Aug 17
Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57) 
Aug 17
Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame 
Aug 18
Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL 
Aug 18
Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24) 
Aug 18
Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it 
Aug 18
Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47) 
Aug 19
Hungerford Massacre: in England, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide. 
Aug 21
"Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52) 
Aug 21
Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted 
Aug 21
Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91) 
Aug 22
Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1 
Aug 23
15-year old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion 
Aug 23
Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic 
Aug 23
Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s 
Aug 24
Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes 
Aug 25
Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42 
Aug 25
Madonna sings in Rotterdam 
Aug 26
Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games 
Aug 28
Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs 
Aug 29
Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time 
Aug 29
Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins 
Aug 30
87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair 
Aug 30
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship 
Aug 30
Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec 
Aug 30
Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee 
Aug 30
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record (6'10½") 
Aug 30
Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57) 
Aug 30
Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls 
Aug 31
Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385) 
Aug 31
Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV 
Aug 31
South Africa longest mine strike in history ends 
Sep 1
15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match 
Sep 1
Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium 
Sep 2
Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan 
Sep 2
Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season 
Sep 2
Philips introduces CD-video 
Sep 2
West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia 
Sep 3
Coup in Burundi suspends constitution 
Sep 5
Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson 
Sep 5
John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open 
Sep 6
Conjoined twins Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital 
Sep 6
Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48) 
Sep 6
Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal 
Sep 7
Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723 
Sep 7
Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf 
Sep 7
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 7
South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young 
Sep 8
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Sep 9
Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife 
Sep 9
Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016 
Sep 9
Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59 
Sep 9
Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter 
Sep 11
4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins 
Sep 11
Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die 
Sep 12
101st US Womens Tennis Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-1) 
Sep 12
Ethiopia adopts constitution 
Sep 12
Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year 
Sep 13
Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro 
Sep 13
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 13
Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours 
Sep 14
'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest 
Sep 14
107th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64) 
Sep 14
Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken 
Sep 14
Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles 
Sep 15
Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf 
Sep 16
Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game 
Sep 16
NASA launches space vehicle S-209 
Sep 16
NY's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting 
Sep 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 17
Phila celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution 
Sep 18
Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 HRs 
Sep 18
US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles 
Sep 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 19
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America 
Sep 20
"Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 perfs 
Sep 20
39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win 
Sep 20
Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race 
Sep 20
Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions 
Sep 20
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 20
Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown 
Sep 21
3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf 
Sep 22
2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins 
Sep 22
Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points 
Sep 22
Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85) 
Sep 22
NFL players go on strike for 24 days 
Sep 22
Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons 
Sep 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 25
2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka 
Sep 26
Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games 
Sep 27
27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio) 
Sep 27
Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
Sep 27
NFL players' strike 
Sep 27
Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings 
Sep 28
"Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV 
Sep 28
Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid" 
Sep 29
"Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1 
Sep 29
"thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
8th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Sep 29
NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year 
Sep 30
Suriname constitution ratified 
Oct 1
"Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances 
Oct 1
6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA 
Oct 1
Fiji's constitution is suspended 
Oct 1
The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9. 
Oct 3
Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34 
Oct 3
Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile 
Oct 3
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Oct 4
1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players 
Oct 4
Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant 
Oct 4
James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals) 
Oct 6
Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic 
Oct 9
Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000 
Oct 10
Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love" 
Oct 10
Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks 
Oct 10
Giant's Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record HR in his 4th cons game 
Oct 11
200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington 
Oct 12
21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins 
Oct 12
George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You" 
Oct 12
Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant 
Oct 12
Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 13
1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf) 
Oct 13
Costa Rican Pres Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 13
West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka 
Oct 14
In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well 
Oct 14
St Louis Cards beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS 
Oct 15
"Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Oct 15
6th Belgium government of Martens falls 
Oct 15
Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies 
Oct 15
Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" premieres in NYC 
Oct 15
NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike 
Oct 15
The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England. 
Oct 16
175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England 
Oct 16
338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record) 
Oct 16
Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35) 
Oct 16
Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft 
Oct 16
Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title 
Oct 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 16
Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people. 
Oct 17
"Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances 
Oct 17
1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome) 
Oct 17
1st Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy 
Oct 19
"Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances 
Oct 19
"Black Monday" Dow Jones down 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times previous record 
Oct 19
US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf 
Oct 19
Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time 
Oct 20
10 die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis 
Oct 20
Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record) 
Oct 20
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail 
Oct 21
7th Belgium government of Martens forms 
Oct 21
Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow 
Oct 21
Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination 
Oct 22
"Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances 
Oct 22
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky 
Oct 23
Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit 
Oct 23
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Oct 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site