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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 20, 1987 – The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- April 13, 1987 – Portugal and the People’s Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.
- July 1, 1987 – The American radio station WFAN in New York, New York is launched as the world’s first all-sports radio station.
- July 4, 1987 – In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the “Butcher of Lyon”) is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- October 6, 1987 – Fiji becomes a republic.
- October 19, 1987 – In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms.
- November 7, 1987 – In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
- 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.
- November 15, 1987 – Continental Airlines Flight 1713, a Douglas DC-9-14 jetliner, crashes in a snowstorm at Denver, Colorado Stapleton International Airport, killing 28 occupants, while 54 survive the crash.
Who Were Born On 1987?
- January 1, 1987 – Devin Setoguchi, Canadian ice hockey player
- January 27, 1987 – Lily Donaldson, British model
- February 21, 1987 – Ellen Page, Canadian actress
- May 4, 1987 – Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer
- May 16, 1987 – Tom Onslow-Cole, British racing driver
- July 16, 1987 – Andrew James Allen, American actor
- August 19, 1987 – Anaïs Lameche, Swedish singer (Play)
- November 15, 1987 – Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer
- November 30, 1987 – Christel Khalil, American actress