1987 Trivia Questions with Answers
Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman to be what?
A: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
An Amtrak train en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston
collides with Conrail
engines at Chase,
Maryland, killing how many people?
President Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing
speculation about what?
A: His physical fitness to continue in office.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time
A: 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.
Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of
Canterbury in Lebanon, is what?
A: Kidnapped in Beirut
What does Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer do during a
televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery,
fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering?
A: Shoots and kills himself with a revolver.
Who ends his term as Director of the Central Intelligence
A: William J. Casey.
Who acquires American Motors?
A: Chrysler Corporation.
President Reagan addresses the American people on the
Iran–Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had 'deteriorated'
into a what?
A: An arms-for-hostages deal.
The Irish rock band U2 releases what studio album?
A: The Joshua Tree.
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is
given a 45-minute interview on what?
A: Television in the Soviet Union.
Showboat Casino Hotel first opens where?
A: In Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on
what TV show?
A: The Tracey Ullman Show.
Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for what?
A: War crimes committed during World War II.
Eighteen-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades
Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane where?
A: On Red Square in Moscow.
Teddy Seymour is officially designated what?
A: The first black man to sail around the world.
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a
Louisiana law requiring that creation
science be taught in public schools
whenever evolution is taught is what?
President Reagan nominates former Solicitor General Robert
Bork to the what?
A: Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate.
In the Soviet Union, Vladimir Nikolayev is sentenced to
death for what?
According to the United Nations, world population is
estimated to have reached how many people?
A: Five billion.
Julian Knight, 19, goes on a shooting rampage in the
Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, Victoria, killing and wounding how many
A: Killing 7 people and injuring 19 before surrendering to police.
Who is found dead in his cell in Spandau Prison?
A: Rudolf Hess.
Michael Jackson releases what hit album?
In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias
Rust, who did what?
A: He flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.
Where is the world's first conference on
A: At Los Alamos National Laboratory.
What Star Trek TV series premieres in syndication?
A: The Next Generation.
U.S. warships destroy 2 Iranian what in the Persian Gulf?
A: oil platforms.
The pilot of a British Aerospace BAE Harrier GR5 registered
ZD325 accidentally what?
A: Ejects from his aircraft. The jet continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes into the Irish Sea.
The first Kentucky Fried
Chicken restaurant in Mainland
China opens in what city?
A: Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.
What hits the Gulf of Alaska?
A: A tsunami.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in
Washington, D.C. by whom?
A: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
What programming language is created by Larry Wall?
Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of