< MCMLXXXVII = 1987 >
Events in 1987
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|19 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|29 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|23 February:|| ||Andy Warhol, American pop artist, dies in New York at age 58.|
|23 February:|| ||The first supernova visible to the naked eye since 1604 occurs in the Large Magellanic Cloud, reaching its maximum brightness in May.|
|2 April:|| ||The IBM Personal System/2 (PS/2) line of second-generation personal computers is released to the consumer market.|
|13 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1407 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|19 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|17 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|11 June:|| ||British voters elect Margaret Thatcher to become the only prime minister three times in a row in the 20th century.|
|12 June:|| ||“Tear down this wall!” urges United States president Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin.|
|30 June:|| ||“The Living Daylights”, the fifteenth James Bond film introducing Timothy Dalton as the famous spy, is released in the United Kingdom.|
|11 July:|| ||The United Nations celebrates the “Day of Five Billion” humans on Earth.|
|24 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|3 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1987
Mikhail Gorbachev, Time Man of the Year.Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Belcampo, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, Samuel Beckett, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Albert Broccoli, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1987 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1891, 1903, 1914, 1925, 1931, 1942, 1953, 1959, 1970 and 1981 in the century before it and 1998, 2009, 2015, 2026, 2037, 2043, 2054, 2065, 2071 and 2082 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1987 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2017.