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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.
- February 20, 1987 – Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
- February 26, 1987 – Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- May 5, 1987 – Iran-Contra affair: start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
- May 22, 1987 – Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
- June 17, 1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
- July 5, 1987 – First instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born, and in the following years continue to use the tactic to deadly effect.
- October 11, 1987 – Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed few thousand ethnic Tamil civilians, several hundred Tamil Tigers and few hundred Indian Army soldiers.
- October 15, 1987 – The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
- November 7, 1987 – In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Who Were Born On 1987?
- February 10, 1987 – Erin Burger, South African netballer
- May 16, 1987 – Tom Onslow-Cole, British racing driver
- June 16, 1987 – Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
- June 26, 1987 – Samir Nasri, French footballer
- July 31, 1987 – Brittany Byrnes, Australian Actress
- August 8, 1987 – Pierre Boulanger, French actor
- September 20, 1987 – Jack Lawless, American drummer
- September 29, 1987 – David Del Rio, American actor
- October 20, 1987 – Raphael Hackl, German rugby player
- December 26, 1987 – Adam Walker, British flautist