Historical Events for May 1987

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Events 1 - 65 of 65

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

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