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Headlines From 1987 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1987 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1987 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1987 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1987 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1987 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1987 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1987 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1987 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1987 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1987 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
20th January 1987Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, is kidnapped in Beirut. He is eventually released in November 1991.
11th February 1987 British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
23rd February 1987Supernova 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.
6th March 1987A cross-channel ferry capsizes outside the harbour off Zeebrugge in Belgium; 180 passengers drown.
19th April 1987“The Simpsons” cartoon first appears on The Tracy Ullman Show.
28th May 198719 year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defences and lands a private plane on the Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained and subsequently released on 3rd August, 1988.
11th June 1987Margaret Thatcher remains Prime Minister, winning the general election for the third time.
22nd June 1987Fred Astaire, American actor and dancer (b. 1899) dies from pneumonia.
3rd July 1987Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley finally give information on her whereabouts. It is almost twenty-four years to the day since Pauline was last seen alive.
25th July 1987The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.
27th July 1987Australian singer and former “Neighbours” actress Kylie Minogue releases her first hit, a remake of Little Eva's “The Loco-Motion“.
19th August 1987Hungerford Massacre: Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle before committing suicide.
15-16th October 1987The Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of South England, killing twenty-three people.
19th October 1987Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.
23rd October 1987Champion jockey Lester Piggott, holder of an OBE, is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.
8th November 1987Eleven people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.
18th November 1987The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills thirty-one people.
1st December 1987Construction of the Channel Tunnel is initiated.
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A Newspaper From 1987

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).