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  • Basra Governorate, Iraq
    Thursday Jan 8, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Karbala-5

    Basra Governorate, Iraq
    Thursday Jan 8, 1987

    The Siege of Basra, code-named Operation Karbala-5, was an offensive operation carried out by Iran in an effort to capture the Iraqi port city of Basra in early 1987. This battle, known for its extensive casualties and ferocious conditions, was the biggest battle of the war and proved to be the beginning of the end of the Iran–Iraq War. While Iranian forces crossed the border and captured east part of Basra Governorate, the operation ended in a stalemate.




  • China
    Friday Jan 16, 1987

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    General Secretary Was blamed and denounced Thoroughly and Forced To Resign as General Secretary

    China
    Friday Jan 16, 1987

    General secretary Hu Yaobang was blamed for taking a soft attitude and mishandling the protests, thus undermining social stability. He was denounced thoroughly by conservatives. Hu was forced to resign as general secretary on 16 January 1987. Then the party began the "Anti-bourgeois liberalization Campaign", taking aim at Hu, political liberalization and Western-inspired ideas in general. The Campaign stopped student protests and tightened the political environment, but Hu remained popular among progressives in the party, intellectuals, and students.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Feb 1, 1987

    Nancy Pelosi

    Sala died

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Feb 1, 1987

    Sala died on February 1, 1987, just a month after being sworn in for a second full term.




  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Sunday Feb 15, 1987

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    Costa Rican President Submitted a Peace Plan

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Sunday Feb 15, 1987

    On 15 February 1987, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias submitted a Peace Plan which evolved from this meeting.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 1987

    Audrey Hepburn

    Love Among Thieves

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 1987

    Hepburn co-starred with Robert Wagner in a made-for-television caper film, Love Among Thieves (1987).




  • Ecuador
    Friday Mar 6, 1987

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1987 Ecuador Earthquakes

    Ecuador
    Friday Mar 6, 1987

    The 1987 Ecuador earthquakes occurred over a six-hour period on March 6. The sequence of shocks measured 6.7, 7.1, and 6.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The main shock had a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The earthquakes were centered in Napo Province in northeast Ecuador; the epicenters were on the eastern slopes of the Andes, about 75 km ENE of Quito and 25 km north of Reventador Volcano. The earthquakes caused about 1,000 deaths. Four-thousand were missing and an estimated US$1 billion in damage was caused.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 28, 1987

    Jim Carrey

    1st Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 28, 1987

    His first marriage was to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, whom he married on March 28, 1987.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 2, 1987

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Released Its Version of OS/2

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 2, 1987

    Microsoft released its version of OS/2 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on April 2, 1987.


  • Kosovo, Serbia
    Friday Apr 24, 1987

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević addressed a Crowd of Serbs at the Historic Kosovo Field

    Kosovo, Serbia
    Friday Apr 24, 1987

    As animosity between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo deepened during the 1980s, Milošević was sent to address a crowd of Serbs at the historic Kosovo field on 24 April 1987. While Milošević was talking to the leadership inside the local cultural hall, demonstrators outside clashed with the local Kosovo-Albanian police force.


  • China and Soviet Union
    Wednesday May 6, 1987

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Black Dragon Fire

    China and Soviet Union
    Wednesday May 6, 1987

    The 1987 Daxing'anling Wildfire also known as the May 6 Fire or Black Dragon Fire was a major wildfire that began in the northeast Daxing'anling Prefecture Heilongjiang People's Republic of China on May 6, 1987. It also spread into the Soviet Union. The burning lasted almost a month, when it was finally stopped on June 2, 1987. About 266 people were wounded and 211 died in the fire leaving 50,000 homeless.


  • Persian Gulf
    Sunday May 17, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Stark

    Persian Gulf
    Sunday May 17, 1987

    A U.S. Navy ship, Stark, was struck on 17 May 1987 by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi F-1 Mirage plane. The missiles had been fired at about the time the plane was given a routine radio warning by Stark. The frigate did not detect the missiles with radar, and warning was given by the lookout only moments before they struck. Both missiles hit the ship, and one exploded in crew quarters, killing 37 sailors and wounding 21.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday May 21, 1987

    James Bond

    No Deals, Mr. Bond was published

    United Kingdom
    Thursday May 21, 1987

    No Deals, Mr. Bond, first published in 1987, was the sixth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond.


  • Caquetá, Colombia
    Monday Jun 1, 1987

    Colombian conflict

    The Ceasefire between FARC and the Colombian Government formally collapsed

    Caquetá, Colombia
    Monday Jun 1, 1987

    In June 1987, the ceasefire between FARC and the Colombian government formally collapsed after the guerrillas attacked a military unit in the jungles of Caquetá.


  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Saturday Jun 6, 1987

    Berlin Wall

    Concert close to the Wall

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Saturday Jun 6, 1987

    On 6 June 1987, David Bowie (English Singer), who earlier for several years lived and recorded in West Berlin, played a concert close to the Wall.


  • London, England
    Thursday Jun 11, 1987

    Margaret Thatcher

    Thatcher re-elected for a third successive term

    London, England
    Thursday Jun 11, 1987

    By 1987, unemployment was falling, the economy was stable and strong and inflation was low. Opinion polls showed a comfortable Conservative lead, and local council election results had also been successful, prompting Thatcher to call a general election for 11 June that year, despite the deadline for an election still being 12 months away. The election saw Thatcher re-elected for a third successive term.


  • Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1987

    Lionel Messi

    Birth

    Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1987

    Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini born in 24 June 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.


  • Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran
    Saturday Jun 27, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    The First Time That The Iraqis had attacked a Civilian area With poison gas

    Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran
    Saturday Jun 27, 1987

    On 28 June, Iraqi fighter bombers attacked the Iranian town of Sardasht near the border, using chemical mustard gas bombs. While many towns and cities had been bombed before, and troops attacked with gas, this was the first time that the Iraqis had attacked a civilian area with poison gas. One quarter of the town's then population of 20,000 was burned and stricken, and 113 were killed immediately, with many more dying and suffering health effects over the next decades.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 29, 1987

    James Bond

    The Living Daylights

    United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 29, 1987

    The Living Daylights is a 1987 spy film and the fifteenth entry in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the first of two to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Jul 20, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    The UN Security Council passed The U.S.-sponsored Resolution 598

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Jul 20, 1987

    On 20 July, the UN Security Council passed the U.S.-sponsored Resolution 598, which called for an end to the fighting and a return to pre-war boundaries. This resolution was noted by Iran for being the first resolution to call for a return to the pre-war borders, and setting up a commission to determine the aggressor and compensation.


  • The Persian Gulf
    Friday Jul 24, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Earnest Will

    The Persian Gulf
    Friday Jul 24, 1987

    The attacks on oil tankers continued. Both Iran and Iraq carried out frequent attacks during the first four months of the year. Iran was effectively waging a naval guerilla war with its IRGC navy speedboats, while Iraq attacked with its aircraft. In 1987, Kuwait asked to reflag its tankers to the U.S. flag. They did so in March, and the U.S. Navy began Operation Earnest Will to escort the tankers. The result of Earnest Will would be that while oil tankers shipping Iraqi/Kuwaiti oil were protected, Iranian tankers and neutral tankers shipping to Iran would be unprotected, resulting in both losses for Iran and the undermining of its trade with foreign countries, damaging Iran's economy further.


  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Friday Aug 7, 1987

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    The "Esquipulas II Accord"

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Friday Aug 7, 1987

    During 1986 and 1987, the "Esquipulas Process" was established, in which the Central American heads of state agreed on economic cooperation and a framework for peaceful conflict resolution. The "Esquipulas II Accord" emerged from this and was signed in Guatemala City by the five presidents on 7 August 1987.


  • Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Baltic states

    Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    On August 23, 1987, the 48th anniversary of the secret protocols of the 1939 Molotov Pact between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin that ultimately turned the then-independent Baltic states over to the Soviet Union, thousands of demonstrators marked the occasion in the three Baltic capitals to sing independence songs and attend speeches commemorating Stalin's victims. The gatherings were sharply denounced in the official press and closely watched by the police but were not interrupted.


  • Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Lithuania's protests

    Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    First anti-Soviet protests in Lithuania took place on August 23, 1987.


  • Serbia
    Thursday Sep 3, 1987

    Kosovo War

    The Paraćin massacre

    Serbia
    Thursday Sep 3, 1987

    In 1987 the growing ethnic tension in Yugoslavia and rising nationalism among Albanians in Kosovo and referred to the Paraćin massacre, where an ethnic Albanian soldier in the JNA killed four fellow soldiers.


  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Monday Sep 14, 1987

    Huawei

    Foundation

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Monday Sep 14, 1987

    The company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Sep 22, 1987

    Hirohito

    The Doctors Discovered that Hirohito had Duodenal Cancer

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Sep 22, 1987

    On September 22, 1987, the Emperor underwent surgery on his pancreas after having digestive problems for several months. The doctors discovered that he had duodenal cancer.


  • The Persian Gulf
    Thursday Sep 24, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing Iran Ajr

    The Persian Gulf
    Thursday Sep 24, 1987

    On 24 September, US Navy SEALS captured the Iranian mine-laying ship Iran Ajr, a diplomatic disaster for the already isolated Iranians.


  • Yerevan, Armenia
    Saturday Oct 17, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Armenians demonstrated

    Yerevan, Armenia
    Saturday Oct 17, 1987

    On October 17, 1987, about 3,000 Armenians demonstrated in Yerevan complaining about the condition of Lake Sevan, the Nairit chemicals plant, and the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, and air pollution in Yerevan.


  • Persian Gulf
    Monday Oct 19, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Nimble Archer

    Persian Gulf
    Monday Oct 19, 1987

    Iran deployed Silkworm missiles to attack some ships, but only a few were actually fired, and in response to Iranian Silkworm missile attacks on Kuwaiti oil tankers, launched Operation Nimble Archer, destroying two Iranian oil rigs in the Persian Gulf.


  • Võru, Estonia
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Showing the national tricolor flag

    Võru, Estonia
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1987

    On October 21, a demonstration dedicated to those who gave their lives in the 1918–1920 Estonian War of Independence took place in Võru, which culminated in a conflict with the militia. For the first time in years, the blue, black, and white national tricolor was publicly displayed.


  • Riga, Latvia
    Wednesday Nov 18, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Latvia's protest

    Riga, Latvia
    Wednesday Nov 18, 1987

    On November 18, 1987, hundreds of police and civilian militiamen cordoned off the central square to prevent any demonstration at Freedom Monument, but thousands lined the streets of Riga in silent protest regardless.


  • Seoul, South Korea
    Thursday Nov 19, 1987

    Samsung

    The Founder's Death

    Seoul, South Korea
    Thursday Nov 19, 1987

    After Lee, the founder's death in 1987, Samsung Group was separated into four business groups—Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and the Hansol Group.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 23, 1987

    Robin Williams

    First Academy Award nomination

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 23, 1987

    His first major break came from his starring role in director Barry Levinson's Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), which earned Williams a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film is set in 1965 during the Vietnam War, with Williams playing the role of Adrian Cronauer, a radio shock jock who keeps the troops entertained with comedy and sarcasm. Williams was allowed to play the role without a script, improvising most of his lines. Over the microphone, he created voice impressions of people, including Walter Cronkite, Gomer Pyle, Elvis Presley, Mr. Ed, and Richard Nixon. "We just let the cameras roll," said producer Mark Johnson, and Williams "managed to create something new for every single take."


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