1987

Facts and Events That Happened in This Year

Dec 25

The American baseball team New York Yankees, played their 13,000th game.

Dec 23

Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, who was serving a life sentence for the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford, escaped from Alderson Prison.

Dec 11

Wall Street film directed by Oliver Stone starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, was released.

Dec 8

US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles.

Nov 29

The New Orleans Saints secured their first winning season after being in the NFL for 21 years.

Oct 30

English singer George Michael’s first album 'Faith' was released.

Oct 11

Around 200,000 people marched through Washington, D.C. streets to fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.

Oct 9

Bruce Springsteen released his album 'Tunnel of Love.'

Sep 28

The science-fiction TV series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' first aired on CBS.

Sep 15

Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in China.

Sep 6

7-month-old twins joined at the back of the head were successfully separated.

Aug 7

Lynne Cox set a new record by swimming 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from Alaska to Siberia in a swimsuit.

Jul 11

The United Nations declared Matej Gaspar as the five billionth person in the world.

Jun 28

The musical 'Dreamgirls' was performed for the first time at the Ambassador Theatre, New York City.

Jun 27

Iraqi warplanes bombed the town of Sardasht in Iran with a chemical attack.

Jun 19

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required schools to teach creationism.

Jun 11

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher won elections for a record third term.

May 30

Mike Tyson won a technical knockout against Pinklon Thomas, winning the heavyweight boxing title.

Mar 30

Vincent van Gogh's famous painting 'Sunflowers' was sold for an incredible $39.7 million, the most ever paid for a painting.

Mar 24

The first Soul Train Music Awards took place in Santa Monica, California, US.

Mar 12

American basketball champion David Robinson scored a career-high 50 points in the NCAA tournament.

Mar 9

The American Motors Corporation, best known for creating the Jeep, was bought out by Chrysler.

Feb 12

After years of court battles, Michael Donald's family was awarded $7 million.

Jan 3

Aretha Franklin became the first-ever female artist to enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.