1987 in the United States

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Events from the year 1987 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.
  • January 31 – The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 8 – U.S. Senator Gary Hart drops out of the running for the Democratic presidential nomination, amid allegations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice.
  • May 17 – U.S.S. Stark was hit by two Iraqi owned Exocet AM39 air-to-surface missiles killing 37 sailors.
  • May 21 – Andrew Wyeth, with his "Helga Pictures," became the first living American painter to have a one-man show of his work in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
June 12: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

June[edit]

July[edit]

VH-3D landing on White House south lawn, July 1987

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

Pam Maneeratana displays her Halloween pumpkins, Tallahassee, Florida, 1987.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Varroa Jacobsonii/Destructor
  2. ^ Gilpin, Kenneth N.Squirrel Shuts Down Nasdaq System, December 10, 1987, New York Times

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