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1987 Historical Event(s)
- January 20, 1987 – Church of England envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.
- January 29, 1987 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 6, 1987 – Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
- April 19, 1987 – The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
- July 31, 1987 – A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
- August 4, 1987 – The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
- 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.
- September 14, 1987 – The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.
- October 6, 1987 – Fiji becomes a republic.
- December 8, 1987 – An Israeli army tank transporter kills four Palestinian refugees and injures seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip border, sparking the First Intifada.
Who Were Born On 1987?
- March 17, 1987 – Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player
- April 14, 1987 – Erwin Hoffer, Austrian footballer
- May 27, 1987 – Eric Kolelas, French actor
- July 27, 1987 – Jordan Hill, American basketball player
- July 31, 1987 – Michael Bradley, American soccer player
- August 25, 1987 – Justin Upton, American baseball player
- September 3, 1987 – Chris Fountain, English actor
- September 19, 1987 – Kenny Britt, American football player
- November 23, 1987 – Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player
- December 2, 1987 – Teairra Mari, American R&B singer