Events in year of 1987

  • 01-0160 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 01-01International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
  • 01-02Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
  • 01-03"Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 01-03"Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 01-03Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
  • 01-03Singer / Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City
  • 01-0416 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • 01-05Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 01-06100th US Congress convenes
  • 01-06Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
  • 01-07French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
  • 01-07Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
  • 01-08Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
  • 01-09Chinese / Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
  • 01-09New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
  • 01-09Sir Rudolph Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 01-11Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
  • 01-137 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
  • 01-13W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
  • 01-14Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-17President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
  • 01-1811th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 01-20Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 01-21BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi
  • 01-22Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5
  • 01-23Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
  • 01-23Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
  • 01-2461st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
  • 01-2575th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)

People born in year of 1987

  • 01-12Naya Rivera: Actress (Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • 03-31"Baby M" born to a surrogate mother: Awarded to her dad William Stern
  • 04-16Milton J Cross: NYC, New York -- TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air)
  • 10-04Michael Roman: Actor (Al-One Life to Live)

People died in year of 1987

  • 01-01Gustav Knuth: Actor (Heidi, Rats), dies at 85
  • 01-04F van Heek: Dutch sociologist, dies at 79
  • 01-04Peggy Bacon: Author / illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91
  • 01-05Margaret Laurence: Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 01-07Larry Carr: Pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 01-08Peter Adams: Actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot & Cold), dies at 69
  • 01-09Arthur Lake: Actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
  • 01-13E van Ruller: Dutch journalist / co-founder (Trouw, Loyal)
  • 01-14Douglas Sirk: Director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86
  • 01-15Dolores Hawkins: Singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
  • 01-15Gerrit Borgers: Dutch literary, dies at 69
  • 01-15Ray Bolger: Actor / dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • 01-16Earl Wilson: Broadway columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
  • 01-16Ilse Langen: Writer, dies at 87
  • 01-16Joyce Jameson: Comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
  • 01-19Gerald Brenan: English writer, dies at 92
  • 01-21Pieter G Buckinx: Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
  • 01-22R Budd Dwyer: Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference
  • 01-25Emil Hlobil: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-29Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-30Angelo Rutherford: Actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 01-30Ken Drake: Actor (Crime & Punishment USA)
  • 02-01Erin Westmore: Makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at 82
  • 02-02Alfred Lion: Record founder (Blue Note), dies at 78
  • 02-02Patrick "Spike" Hughes: British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
  • 02-04Liberace: Pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67
  • 02-08Bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha]: Writer
  • 02-08Harriet MacGibbon: Actress (Mrs Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 02-08Hendrik Koekoek: Founder (Dutch Boer party), dies at 74
  • 02-12Lang Jeffries: Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55

Events in year of 1988

  • 01-01Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • 01-01Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • 01-01Year of the Reader begins
  • 01-02Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
  • 01-02Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
  • 01-03Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
  • 01-03Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister this century
  • 01-089th largest NBA crowd 38,873 - Chicago at Detroit
  • 01-08Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • 01-08Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
  • 01-08US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
  • 01-09English Earl of St. Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
  • 01-09US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 01-11Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
  • 01-11USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 01-12Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-13LA Dodger / SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
  • 01-13Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays and other expressive activities
  • 01-15Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
  • 01-15Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) vs. WI on Test debut
  • 01-164th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 01-16Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 01-16NFL St. Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
  • 01-17"Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 01-17Leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti
  • 01-18Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
  • 01-19"48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
  • 01-20Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
  • 01-21US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
  • 01-22Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

People born in year of 1988

  • 01-14Jamie Altman: Son of Lynda Carter and Robert Altman
  • 01-14Jordy: French singer
  • 03-27Kerri Ann Darling: Actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
  • 04-24Michael Tylo: Son of US actor / actress Michael Tylo / Deborah Hunter
  • 04-30Molloko: San Diego Zoo - 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity
  • 08-08Beatrice E M: Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
  • 08-16Rumer Willis: Child of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
  • 09-29Emily Evelyn Chase: Daughter of Jayni and Chevy
  • 10-24Daniel Shalikar: Actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
  • 10-24Joshua Shalikar: Actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
  • 11-17Justin Cooper: Actor (Liar Liar, General Hospital)
  • 12-01Zoe Kravitz: Daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz
  • 12-02Edward EMG Baron Downpatrick: Grandson of English Prince Edward

People died in year of 1988

  • 01-03Gaston Eyskens: Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • 01-03William Cagney: Actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 01-05"Pistol Pete" Mavarich: NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • 01-06Brent Collins: Soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • 01-08Frank Pace, Jr.: US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
  • 01-11Gregory (Pappy) Boyington: Ace WWII pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
  • 01-11Isidor Isaac Rabi: Nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
  • 01-13Chiang Ching-huo: President of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • 01-14Georgy M Malenkov: Prime Minister of the USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 01-15Sean MacBride: Ireland -- Commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83
  • 01-19Ballard Berkeley: Actor (East meets West), dies at 83
  • 01-20Philippe de Rothschild: Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
  • 01-21Abraham Sofaer: Actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk)
  • 01-22Georgi M Malenkov: Russian Premier (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 01-24Charles Glenn King: Biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
  • 01-29Bantcho Bantchevsky: US opera singer, commits suicide
  • 01-29James R Killian, Jr.: MIT President (1948-59), dies at 83
  • 01-29Rogier van Otterloo: Dutch Composer / conductor, dies at 46
  • 01-30Cornelia D "Corry" Spark: Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
  • 02-01Reinder Zwolsman: Dutch businessman, dies at 75
  • 02-02Clive Epstein: Brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
  • 02-02G Mennen Williams: Supreme Court Justice, dies at 76 in Detroit, Michigan
  • 02-06Lee Goodman: Actor (Imitation of Life), dies of tuberculosis at 64
  • 02-06Marghanita Laski: English Author (Victorian chaise-lounge)
  • 02-07Lin[wood V] Carter: United States -- Sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
  • 02-08Allan Cuthbertson: Actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
  • 02-14Frederick Loewe: US Composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • 02-15Frederick [Fritz] Loewe: Composer
  • 02-15Gardiner Means: US economist, dies at 91
  • 02-15Gerard Holt: Architect, dies at 83