1987 in History – What happened in year 1987

In history, year 1987 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1987.

Know what happened in 1987:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 JuneAmerican intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard pleaded guiltyto charges of spying for Israel.
04 March U.S. President Ronald Reagan made a nationally televised address in which he accepted full responsibility for illegal actions in the Iran–Contra affair.
05 July The Black Tigers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam madeits first suicide bombing against the Sri Lanka Army in Nelliady, SriLanka.
07 November Zine El Abidine Ben Ali deposed and replaced Habib Bourguiba asPresident of Tunisia, declaring him medically unfit for the duties ofthe office.
08 DecemberA man shot and killed eight people at the Australia Postbuilding in Melbourne, before jumping to his death.
08 MayA British Army Special Air Service unit ambushed a ProvisionalIrish Republican Army unit in Loughgall, Northern Ireland, killing eightIRA members and a civilian.
08 November A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb exploded during aRemembrance Sunday ceremony in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, killing atleast eleven people and injuring sixty-three others.
11 OctoberSri Lankan Civil War-The Indian Peace Keeping Force beganOperation Pawan to take control of Jaffna from the Tamil Tigers in orderto enforce their disarmament as a part of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord.
13 September A radioactive item was scavenged from an abandoned hospital inGoiânia, Brazil, resulting in four deaths and serious contamination in249 others.
16 AugustNorthwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed after takeoff in Detroit,Michigan, US, killing all of the crew and passengers except one.
18 November In London, an underground fire killed 31 people at King's CrossSt Pancras.
19 JuneBasque separatist group ETA detonated a car bomb at theHipercor shopping centre in Barcelona, killing 21 and injuring 45.
19 OctoberIran–Iraq War-United States Navy forces destroyed twoIranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf in response to an Iranianmissile attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker.
21 OctoberSri Lankan Civil War-Indian Army soldiers, belonging to theIndian Peace Keeping Force, entered the Jaffna Teaching Hospital inJaffna, Sri Lanka, and began killing about 68–70 patients, nurses,doctors and other staff members.
22 January After being convicted of receiving bribes, Pennsylvania Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer committed suicide during a televised press conference.
23 FebruaryLight from the supernova SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud reached the Earth.
28 MayWest German aviator Mathias Rust flew his Cessna 172 throughthe supposedly impregnable Soviet air defense system and landed in RedSquare, Moscow.
29 November Korean Air Flight 858 exploded over the Andaman Sea after twoNorth Korean agents left a time bomb in an overhead compartment, killingall 115 people on board.
08 DecemberArab–Israeli conflict-An Israeli army tank transporterkilled four Palestinian refugees and injured seven others during atraffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip border,sparking the First Intifada.
01 OctoberDenmark became the first country to legalise civil unionsbetween same-sex couples.
02 OctoberDenmark became the first country to legalise civil unionsbetween same-sex couples.
11 OctoberSri Lankan Civil War-The Indian Peace Keeping Force beganOperation Pawan to take control of Jaffna from the Tamil Tigers toenforce their disarmament as a part of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord.
16 SeptemberThe Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed toprotect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number ofsubstances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion, opened forsignature.
29 JulyIndian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan PresidentJ.R. Jayewardene signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord in an ultimatelyunsuccessful attempt to resolve the ongoing Sri Lankan Civil War.
08 MayA British Army Special Air Service unit ambushed a ProvisionalIrish Republican Army unit in Loughgall, Northern Ireland, killing eightIRA members and a civilian.
20 March The antiretroviral drug zidovudine (AZT) became the firstantiviral medication approved for use against HIV and AIDS.
06 February Mary Gaudron was appointed as the first female Justice of theHigh Court of Australia.
09 NovemberA Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb exploded during aRemembrance Sunday ceremony in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, killing atleast eleven people and injuring sixty-three others.
14 JulyOver 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain fell in a two-and-a-half-hourperiod in Montreal, causing severe flooding and over CA$220 million indamages.
18 NovemberIn London, an underground fire killed 31 people at King's CrossSt Pancras.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1987:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyMichael Schrader / Athlete / Germany
01 February Giuseppe Rossi / Footballer / Italy
02 February Gerard Piqué / Footballer / Spain
02 NovemberDanny Cipriani / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
04 AprilMcDonald Mariga / Footballer / Kenya
04 AugustTomoya Warabino / Actor / Japan
04 AprilMarcos Vellidis / Footballer / Greece
09 AprilJazmine Sullivan / Writer / United States of America
11 SeptemberAroldis Chapman / Baseball Player / Cuba
11 March Marc-André Gragnani / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
17 OctoberJarosław Fojut / Footballer / Poland
18 DecemberMiki Ando / Figure Skater / Japan
20 AugustSido Jombati / Footballer / Portugal
27 JuneIndia de Beaufort / Actress / United Kingdom
27 February Maximiliano Moralez / Footballer / Argentina
29 OctoberAndy Dalton / Footballer / United States of America
30 January Lance Franklin / Footballer / Australia
30 JulyAnton Fink / Footballer / Germany
31 OctoberJean-Karl Vernay / Racing Car Driver / France
31 OctoberNick Foligno / Ice Hockey Player / Canada

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1987:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 MarchShraddha Kapoor / Actress / India
30 AprilRohit Sharma / Cricketer / India
11 NovemberNachiket Dighe / Actor / India
21 NovemberEesha Karavade / Chess Player / India
05 AugustGenelia D'Souza / Actress / India
17 MayCharmy Kaur / Actress / India
01 NovemberIleana D"Cruz / Actress / India
01 AugustTaapsee Pannu / Actress / India
21 JuneMukti Mohan / Actress / India
23 MarchKangna Ranaut / Actress / India
02 JuneSonakshi Sinha / Actress / India
26 SeptemberAnjali Patil / Actress / India
31 March Humpy Koneru / Chess Player / India
12 AugustVanessa Watts / Cricketer / India
07 FebruaryAnkita Sharma / Actress / India
05 AugustGenelia D"Souza / Actress / India
12 MayAmrita Prakash / Actress / India
14 MayZarin Khan / Actress / India
16 MaySonal Chauhan / Actress / India
14 MayAdah Sharma / Actress / India

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