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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1987 AD


January 1: 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
January 1: China's rudimentary civil code in effect
January 1: International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
January 2: Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
January 2: Troops of Chad President Habre conquer Fada oasis
January 3: "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 56 performances
January 3: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
January 3: Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City
January 3: "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 48 performances
January 4: 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
January 5: Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, NJ
January 6: 100th U.S. Congress convenes
January 6: Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
January 7: French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
January 7: Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
January 8: Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
January 8: Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
January 9: Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
January 9: New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
January 9: Sir Rudolph Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
January 11: Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
January 12: Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
January 13: 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
January 13: West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
January 14: Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 17: President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
January 18: 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
January 19: Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
January 20: Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
January 20: Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera and Beaters' "At This Moment"
January 21: BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi
January 22: "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
January 22: Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5
January 23: Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
January 23: Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
January 24: 61st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
January 25: 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
January 25: Superbowl XXI: New York Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Phil Simms, New York Giants, quarterback
January 26: 14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and Alabama
January 26: Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
January 27: Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose and Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team
January 28: U.S. Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo
January 28: Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
January 29: Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry
January 29: William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA
January 31: 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win
January 31: United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp


February 1: 163 day strike against Deere and Co ends, workers accept wage freeze
February 1: 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
February 1: Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
February 1: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6
February 2: Kansas City Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
February 2: Philippines adopts constitution
February 3: Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Twins for Neal Heaton
February 3: San Diego Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
February 4: President Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress
February 4: Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954
February 4: Stars and Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
February 5: Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
February 5: Soyuz TM-2 launches
February 6: No-smoking rules take effect in federal buildings
February 6: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
February 7: Dennis Conner and Stars and Stripes bring America's Cup back to US
February 7: Madonna's "Open Your Heart," single goes #1
February 7: "Ronnies Rap" by Ron and DC Crew peaks at #93
February 7: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
February 8: 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (OT) at Seattle
February 8: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
February 9: Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide
February 9: New York Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
February 10: Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
February 11: British Airways begins trading stocks
February 11: England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
February 11: Philippines constitution goes into effect
February 11: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 13: Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
February 14: 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
February 15: ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
February 15: Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
February 15: Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
February 16: John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
February 17: Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
February 17: Michelle Renee Royer, 21, Texas, crowned 36th Miss USA
February 19: Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
February 19: Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
February 19: Minnesota sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G. Harrelson
February 19: Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
February 19: "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 102 performances
February 20: Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City
February 20: David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America," after 11 years
February 21: Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
February 21: Syrian army marches into Beirut
February 22: Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
February 23: Dick Howser retires from managing Kansas City Royals, due to brain tumor
February 23: Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
February 23: Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604
February 24: 29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins
February 24: Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
February 24: Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
February 25: LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
February 25: Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bulls record 58 points in a game
February 25: U.S. Supreme Court upholds affirmative action, 5-4
February 26: 1st release of Beatles compact discs
February 26: NASA launches GEOS-H
February 26: NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record
February 26: Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
February 26: U.S.S.R. resumes nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 26: Washington blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
February 27: Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
February 27: Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
February 27: NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption
February 27: "Washington Week In Review," 20th anniversary on PBS


March 1: Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 6: 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
March 6: Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die
March 7: Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
March 7: Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
March 8: 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
March 8: David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for South Australia
March 8: FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr. in California
March 8: Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
March 8: Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
March 9: Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
March 10: Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization and embryo transfer
March 11: Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
March 12: David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
March 12: Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North
March 12: Ice Pairs Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
March 12: "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial New York City for 4000+ performances
March 12: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (CAN)
March 12: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 13: Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
March 13: John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering
March 13: Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 minutes and 3 seconds
March 14: New York Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl
March 14: Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87
March 14: Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m
March 14: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
March 15: 13th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby
March 15: Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes and Joel Garner
March 15: New Zealand beat WI by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket
March 15: "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 761 performances
March 15: "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 368 performances
March 15: U.S. Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay
March 17: IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
March 17: Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 vs. Pak
March 18: Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica and Matthew)
March 18: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 19: Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
March 19: Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
March 19: Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad and Tobago
March 19: PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
March 19: Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
March 20: FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
March 20: NASA launches Palapa B2P
March 20: Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
March 20: Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
March 20: Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.36)
March 22: Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
March 23: Soap "Bold and Beautiful" premieres
March 23: U.S. offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
March 23: West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns
March 24: 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross
March 24: WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
March 25: Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
March 26: August Wilson's "Fences," premieres in New York City
March 26: Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
March 26: NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
March 26: National Federation of High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet)
March 27: President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
March 28: Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
March 29: 6th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44
March 29: Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
March 29: Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant
March 29: Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party
March 30: 59th Academy Awards - "Platoon," Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win
March 30: Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million)
March 31: 49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73


April 2: Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation
April 2: IBM introduces PS/2 and OS/2
April 2: "Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 46 performances
April 3: Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
April 3: Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
April 3: Duchess of Windsors jewels auctioned for 31,380,197 pounds
April 3: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 4: Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
April 5: 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
April 5: Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children
April 5: Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title
April 6: 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis and Hank Williams Jr
April 6: Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
April 6: Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
April 7: Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
April 7: National Museum of Female Physician opens in Washington D.C.
April 9: For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
April 11: Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs Kansas City Royals
April 11: Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)
April 12: 51st Golf Masters Championship: Larry Mize wins, shooting a 285
April 12: Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
April 12: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
April 12: Texaco files for bankruptcy
April 13: 1st 3 San Diego Padres hit home runs off San Francisco starter Roger Mason
April 13: Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
April 14: Turkey asks to join European market
April 15: Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy," premieres in New York City
April 15: "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." opens at Ambassador New York City for 13 performances
April 16: August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
April 16: FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
April 16: Howard Stern and Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC
April 16: Michael Jordon, becomes 2nd NBA to score 3000 points in a season
April 16: Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
April 16: Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences"
April 17: Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points
April 17: New York Richard Wilbur appointed as U.S. poet laureate
April 17: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 18: An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
April 18: Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
April 18: Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run vs Robinson-Pirates
April 18: Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
April 18: U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
April 19: Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand )
April 19: Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 and record 12th straight AL win
April 19: Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
April 19: Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed record, 124.9 mph
April 19: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
April 19: Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
April 19: Los Angeles Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
April 19: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
April 20: 16th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:21
April 20: 91st Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:11:50
April 20: Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead
April 20: U.S. deports Karl Linnas, charged with nazi war crimes, to U.S.S.R.
April 21: Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
April 21: Dow Jones Avg soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
April 21: Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
April 21: Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
April 21: Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
April 22: Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
April 23: 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct
April 23: New Jersey Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY
April 24: Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York City
April 26: "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." closes at Ambassador New York City after 13 performances
April 27: U.S. Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering U.S., due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
April 28: NBA announces expansion to Charlotte North Carolina and Miami Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis Minnesota and Orlando Florida in 1989
April 29: Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle
April 29: Japan's premier Nakasone visits the U.S.
April 30: Lou Lamoriello is named New Jersey Devils President
April 30: New York Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game


May 1: 46 home runs hit in 13 baseball games
May 1: Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun
May 2: 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
May 3: Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
May 3: Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday and Saturday with Gary Hart
May 3: "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 46 performances
May 5: Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
May 5: Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
May 5: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
May 6: Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
May 6: Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH
May 6: Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
May 6: PTL's Jim Bakker and Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
May 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 7: 105 degrees F in Sacramento, California
May 7: Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers
May 8: Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race due to Donna Rice affair
May 9: 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
May 9: Actor Tom Cruise (27) and actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
May 9: Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit home runs in 2 consecutive games
May 10: Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
May 11: 1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
May 11: Corazon Aquino is elected president in the Philippines
May 13: Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II
May 14: Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
May 14: "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
May 15: 1st Energiya Launch (U.S.S.R.)
May 15: Record archery score for a pair over 24 hours, is set
May 16: 113th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8
May 16: "Bobro 400," a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from NY, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site
May 16: "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial New York City after 608 performances
May 16: Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in Los Angeles
May 16: Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show
May 17: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
May 17: "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 102 performances
May 17: USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die
May 19: 1st American Comedy Award
May 20: Gotenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee
May 20: Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name "king"
May 21: Military coup in Fiji Islands under Lieutenant Colonel Sitivani Rabuka
May 21: Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
May 22: 30 killed in a Texas tornado
May 24: 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes
May 24: Al Unser, Sr., 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
May 26: Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
May 26: Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
May 26: Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
May 26: William H. Webster replaces Robert M. Gates as 14th director of CIA
May 27: Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
May 27: Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
May 27: Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young and Sutton)
May 28: 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
May 28: Mathias Rust, 19, W. German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in U.S.S.R.
May 28: Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
May 28: Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
May 28: Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
May 28: Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
May 29: Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
May 29: Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
May 29: "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
May 30: Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
May 30: North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
May 30: Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
May 30: West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
May 31: Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 31: Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mount McKinley, Alaska
May 31: Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3


June 1: Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
June 2: Mariners draft Ken Griffey, Jr. #1
June 3: Cubs and Astro tie Oriole and Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
June 3: "Little Shop of Horrors," released in France
June 3: "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," released in France
June 4: Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
June 5: Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows wins game
June 5: "Nightline" presents it's 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS and the show runs until 3:47 AM
June 6: 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
June 6: 57th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (64 46 86)
June 6: New York Yankees play their 13,000th game
June 7: 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
June 7: 57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)
June 7: Andy Van Slyke home runs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
June 7: Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
June 8: 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
June 8: Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
June 10: Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
June 11: Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win 3rd term
June 12: Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa sentenced to death
June 13: Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
June 14: 41st NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
June 14: 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
June 14: "A Team," last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
June 14: Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
June 15: Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
June 15: Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
June 16: Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
June 16: Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted after shooting 4 youths who tried to rob him
June 18: Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
June 19: Ben and Jerry Ice Cream and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
June 19: ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
June 19: Geffen records sign their 1st artist, Donna Summer
June 19: Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
June 20: Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 20: Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
June 21: 87th U.S. Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF
June 21: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 21: Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
June 21: Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant
June 22: Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with New York Mets
June 24: CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
June 24: Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak
June 25: Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim
June 26: Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yankees score 11 in 3rd and win 12-11 in 10 inn
June 26: Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. announces his retirement
June 28: Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 28: Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
June 28: "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 177 performances
June 29: Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts
June 29: Yankees blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
June 30: Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
June 30: Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump


July 1: Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in October by senate
July 1: New York City radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
July 1: WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
July 2: Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
July 3: 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
July 3: New York Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
July 4: 94th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (75 63)
July 4: Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
July 4: Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
July 4: Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
July 5: 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (76 62 75)
July 5: A's Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break
July 5: Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
July 6: 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
July 6: Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
July 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
July 7: Alan and Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex vs. Kent
July 7: Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
July 7: Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
July 7: Yankees trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 and 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
July 8: Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
July 9: 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
July 9: Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
July 11: Heart's "Alone," single goes #1 for 3 weeks
July 11: Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
July 12: 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
July 12: 1st time in 20 years a delegation from U.S.S.R. lands in Israel
July 12: 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
July 12: 8th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
July 12: Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
July 13: Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials
July 14: 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad
July 14: All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)
July 14: Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
July 14: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
July 14: Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
July 14: Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
July 14: Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
July 15: Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
July 15: John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
July 15: State of siege ends in Taiwan
July 16: Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
July 16: Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 16: Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
July 17: 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood, Comfort, Texas
July 17: Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit home runs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
July 17: Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
July 17: Iran and France breaks diplomatic relations
July 17: "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
July 18: Molly Yard elected new President of National Org for Women
July 18: New York Yankees Don Mattingly ties record of home runs in 8 cons games
July 19: 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
July 19: Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
July 19: Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
July 20: Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
July 21: Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
July 22: Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
July 22: Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
July 22: U.S. began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
July 23: Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
July 23: Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last years World Series
July 23: Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
July 24: IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
July 24: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
July 25: Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
July 25: U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
July 26: Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF
July 26: Stephen Roche wins Tour de France
July 27: John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel
July 27: Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
July 28: 42nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
July 28: Angel Cordero, Jr. becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
July 29: Ben and Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
July 31: Battle between Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
July 31: Eddie Murray hits his 300th home run
July 31: Guns and Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released
July 31: "Living Daylights" premieres in U.S.
July 31: Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs
July 31: Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle


August 1: Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart
August 1: Crossbow flight record (2,005 yards 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada
August 1: Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
August 1: Nurse Mary R. Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
August 2: 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
August 2: Chris Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
August 2: Cincinnati Red Eric Davis becomes 7th and earliest 30 home run - 30 steal man
August 2: Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yards 1'3")
August 2: Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in one season
August 2: Kevin Seitzer (Kansas City Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
August 2: Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
August 2: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 3: Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
August 3: Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
August 3: Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose
August 3: Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound and is ejected
August 4: At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
August 4: FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
August 7: 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
August 7: Javed Miandad scores 260 vs. England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
August 7: Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from U.S. to U.S.S.R. in 39 degrees F (4 degrees C) Bering Sea
August 8: Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
August 8: Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from U.S. to Russia across Bering Strait
August 8: Pakistan all out 708 vs. England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
August 9: 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA National Palm Beach
August 9: "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
August 9: Los Angeles Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
August 9: Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
August 10: Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
August 10: Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
August 11: France and Great Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
August 12: Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock
August 13: Cards outfie ld sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
August 13: Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5 " jump
August 14: "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
August 14: Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie home run record at 39, en route to 49
August 15: U.S. beats Cuba in Pan-Am baseball
August 16: Astrological Harmonic Convergence - Dawn of New Age
August 16: New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
August 16: Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
August 16: Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
August 17: Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
August 17: Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)
August 17: Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
August 18: Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
August 18: Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
August 18: Philip Rush of New Zealand, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
August 18: Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
August 21: Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
August 21: "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
August 21: Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)
August 22: Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
August 23: 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
August 23: Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
August 23: Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
August 24: Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
August 25: Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
August 26: Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
August 28: Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 home runs
August 29: Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
August 29: Rosa Mota becomes wins female Rome marathon (2:25:17)
August 30: 87th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
August 30: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
August 30: Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
August 30: Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 home runs in Minnesota 10-6 win over Milwaukee
August 30: Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
August 30: Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman's record (6'10")
August 30: Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
August 31: Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)
August 31: Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV
August 31: South Africa longest mine strike in history ends


September 1: 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win U.S. Tennis Open match
September 1: Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium
September 2: Donald Trump takes out a full page New York Times ad lambasting Japan
September 2: Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit home runs in a game twice in 1 season
September 2: Philips introduces CD-video
September 2: West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia
September 3: Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
September 5: Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career home run off Danny Jackson
September 5: John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at U.S. Tennis Open
September 6: Benjamin and Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
September 6: Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
September 6: Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
September 7: Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723
September 7: Netherlands routes 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
September 7: Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 7: South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
September 8: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 9: Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife
September 9: Largest U.S. Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016
September 9: Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59
September 9: Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
September 11: 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
September 11: Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
September 12: 101st U.S. Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (76 61)
September 12: Ethiopia adopts constitution
September 12: Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
September 13: Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
September 13: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
September 13: Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
September 14: 107th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64)
September 14: Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken
September 14: Ivan Lendl defeat Mats Wilander to win U.S. Tennis Open in 4 hours 47 minutes
September 14: "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
September 14: Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 home runs vs Baltimore Orioles
September 16: Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
September 16: NASA launches space vehicle S-209
September 16: New York's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
September 16: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 17: Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
September 18: Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 home runs
September 18: U.S. and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
September 18: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 19: Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Michigan), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
September 20: 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis and Sharon Gless wins
September 20: Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
September 20: "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 1005 performances
September 20: Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
September 20: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 20: Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown
September 21: 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
September 22: 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
September 22: Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
September 22: Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
September 22: NFL players go on strike for 24 days
September 22: Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
September 24: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 25: 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
September 26: Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
September 27: 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio
September 27: Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
September 27: NFL players' strike
September 27: Phil Niekro final appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
September 28: Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
September 28: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
September 29: 8th Emmy Sports Award presentation
September 29: "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
September 29: New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
September 29: "thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV
September 30: Suriname constitution ratified


October 1: 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
October 1: Fiji's constitution is suspended
October 1: "Roza" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 12 performances
October 3: Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
October 3: Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
October 3: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 4: 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
October 4: Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
October 4: James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
October 6: Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
October 9: Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
October 10: Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"
October 10: Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
October 10: Giant's Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record home run in his 4th cons game
October 11: 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
October 12: 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William, Jr. wins
October 12: George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"
October 12: Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
October 12: Oscar Arias (Costa Rican president) wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 13: 1st military use of trained dolphins by the U.S. Navy
October 13: Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 13: West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup vs. Sri Lanka
October 14: In Midland, Texas 1 -year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
October 14: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
October 15: 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
October 15: Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
October 15: Lanford Wilson's "Burn This," premieres in New York City
October 15: "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 4 performances
October 15: NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
October 16: 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
October 16: 338,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange (record)
October 16: Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
October 16: Jessica McClure rescued 58 hours after falling 22' into a well shaft
October 16: Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
October 16: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 17: 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
October 17: 1st lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy
October 17: "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 4 performances
October 19: "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 804 performances
October 19: "Black Monday"-Dow Jones down 508.32, 4 times previous record
October 19: Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)
October 19: U.S. warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
October 19: Woody Woodward resigns as New York Yankee General Manager, Lou Piniella is named General Manager and Billy Martin is named New York Yankee manager for 5th and final time
October 20: 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
October 20: Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
October 20: Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
October 21: 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
October 21: Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M. Solow
October 21: Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination
October 22: "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 262 performances
October 22: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
October 23: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 23: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 24: NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
October 25: Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
October 26: Dow Jones down 156.83 points
October 26: Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Commission assassinated by death squads
October 27: Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
October 27: Peter Shaffer's "Lettice and Lovage," premieres in London
October 27: South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
October 29: "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 86 performances
October 29: Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
October 31: 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
October 31: A pair in Coventry, England ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes


November 1: 17th New York City Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
November 1: 18th New York City Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
November 1: 22,000 run in New York City Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
November 1: Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
November 1: New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
November 1: New York Jets retire Don Maynards #13
November 2: Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
November 2: Harrison releases "Cloud 9" and McCartney releases "All the Best"
November 3: Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
November 3: On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
November 4: Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
November 4: Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
November 4: NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte and Miami for 1988 and Minneapolis and Orlando for 1989
November 5: France performs nuclear test
November 5: Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
November 5: "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 764 performances
November 5: South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
November 5: Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
November 5: Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
November 7: Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
November 8: 11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes
November 8: Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
November 8: IRA-bomb attack in Enniskillen North Ireland, 11 killed
November 8: Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 10: Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
November 11: Judge Anthony M. Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
November 11: Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
November 11: "Roza" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 12 performances
November 11: Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
November 12: Heavy snow closes schools from Washington D.C. to Maine
November 12: "Teddy and Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 77 performances
November 12: Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
November 13: 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
November 14: "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 1761 performances
November 14: Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
November 15: 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
November 15: Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
November 15: Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
November 15: New York Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
November 15: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 16: Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
November 16: Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"
November 17: George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
November 18: 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station
November 18: Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
November 18: Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st from last-place club ever to win an MVP
November 19: France performs nuclear test
November 21: Actress Demi Moore marries actor Bruce Willis
November 21: Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood
November 22: Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
November 24: Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
November 25: Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
November 25: India all out for 75 vs. West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
November 27: "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
November 27: Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset England
November 28: South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
November 29: 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
November 29: "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 177 performances
November 29: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 29: Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
November 29: Korean Air jetliner disappears off Burma, all 115 lost
November 29: New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
November 29: Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles) It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal
November 30: Afghanistan Constitution adopted


December 1: Digging begins to link England and France under English Channel
December 2: Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
December 2: Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America
December 2: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 4: Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
December 5: 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
December 5: David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 vs. New Zealand at Brisbane
December 5: Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
December 6: 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"
December 6: Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
December 6: Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 7: 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
December 7: Gorbachev arrives in U.S. for a summit meeting
December 7: Pacific Southwest crashes near Los Angeles, kills 43
December 7: Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
December 8: Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
December 8: Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel
December 8: President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
December 9: Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
December 9: Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
December 10: "Nightline" is seen in U.S.S.R. for 1st time
December 11: Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI vs. India at Bombay
December 12: Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
December 12: Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
December 12: Rollermania at MSG, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers
December 13: Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
December 13: Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28
December 13: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 14: Allan Border scores 205 vs. New Zealand to become Australia's top rungetter
December 14: Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new
December 15: "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
December 16: Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea
December 17: Czechoslovakian party leader Gustav Husak resigns
December 18: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future president, marries Asif Ali Zardari
December 18: Ivan F. Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading
December 19: Bruins' Linseman and Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart
December 19: Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ
December 20: 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
December 20: Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die
December 20: Nancy Lopez/Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
December 20: "Nuts" with Barbra Striesand premieres
December 21: 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
December 21: Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir
December 21: Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov launched
December 23: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison
December 25: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
December 26: "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
December 27: Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
December 27: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 28: In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
December 30: Australia hang on for draw vs. New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short
December 30: Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe
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