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1987 Historical Event(s)
- January 29, 1987 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 19, 1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
- March 20, 1987 – The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- May 9, 1987 – A Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M “Tadeusz Kościuszko” (SP-LBG) crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing 183 people.
- May 11, 1987 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
- July 31, 1987 – A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
- August 14, 1987 – All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.
- August 19, 1987 – Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.
- September 15, 1987 – United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
- December 20, 1987 – History’s worst peacetime sea disaster, when the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).
Who Were Born On 1987?
- February 25, 1987 – Eva Avila, Canadian singer
- April 3, 1987 – Park Jung Min, Korean singer (SS501)
- June 6, 1987 – Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor
- June 23, 1987 – Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
- July 24, 1987 – Cafu, Brazilian footballer
- July 26, 1987 – Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
- September 9, 1987 – Milan Stanković, Serbian pop and folk singer
- September 11, 1987 – Aroldis Chapman, Cuban baseball player
- September 15, 1987 – Clare Maguire, English singer-songwriter
- December 10, 1987 – Gonzalo Higuaín, French/Argentine footballer