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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.
- April 8, 1987 – Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
- May 8, 1987 – The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
- May 9, 1987 – A Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M “Tadeusz Kościuszko” (SP-LBG) crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing 183 people.
- June 30, 1987 – The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.
- July 14, 1987 – Montreal, Canada, is hit by a series of thunderstorms causing the Montreal Flood of 1987.
- August 31, 1987 – Thai Airways Flight 365 crashes into the ocean near Ko Phuket, Thailand, killing all 83 aboard.
- October 30, 1987 – In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the PC Engine, which was later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.
- November 5, 1987 – Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years of a life sentence for terrorism and treason.
- November 8, 1987 – Remembrance Day Bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
Who Were Born On 1987?
- February 8, 1987 – Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater
- February 14, 1987 – Joseph Pichler, American actor
- March 28, 1987 – Lee Hea-Kang, South Korean footballer
- April 11, 1987 – Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter
- June 22, 1987 – Lee Min Ho, Korean actor
- August 16, 1987 – Kyal Marsh, Australian actor
- September 6, 1987 – Ramiele Malubay, American singer
- September 29, 1987 – David Del Rio, American actor
- November 11, 1987 – Chanelle Hayes, British reality TV star
- November 29, 1987 – Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer