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Timeline for 1987
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On 7 November 1987, Pete Tyler, the father of Rose Tyler, was killed when he was struck by a car while crossing the road to a friend's wedding. This event was witnessed by an older Rose and the Ninth Doctor. Initially, Pete died alone before help could arrive. Rose created an alternative timeline by preventing him from being killed, which resulted in a dangerous paradox. After spending some time with his now-grown daughter, Pete learnt that for time to have continued normally, he must have died, so he ran in front of the same car. This time Rose was with him when he died. The fabric of time was altered so that the record showed Pete died while an unidentified woman knelt beside him. (TV: Father's Day)

On 7 February, Katherine Costello Wainright (aka Kathy Nightingale) wrote a letter to her friend Sally Sparrow, entrusting her grandson Malcolm Wainwright to deliver it and a package of photographs to Sparrow in the year 2007. (TV: Blink)

Some time after 7 February, Kathy Nightingale died. (TV: Blink)

On 8 September, Craig Dalloway was born. (TV: Reset)

On 24 December, David Gilligan burgled several houses in the suburbs of Illinois. (PROSE: Be Good for Goodness's Sake)

The Seventh Doctor, Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej battled an N-Form in London. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

Ace and several of her friends went to see Withnail and I in the cinema. Ace thought that it was funny but her friends did not get it. She fancied the actor who played Withnail. (PROSE: Independence Day)

Ace and a friend named Julian Milton planned to run away together so she packed supplies and clothes. (PROSE: Love and War)

Ace was transported by a time storm created by Fenric from Perivale to Iceworld on Svartos in the far future. (TV: Dragonfire, The Curse of Fenric) Fenric later took her back in time to the day that she was transported to Iceworld in an attempt to convince her to prevent her younger self from leaving. (AUDIO: Gods and Monsters)

The Eighth Doctor taught some boars how to talk, enabling them to evolve into the intelligent Boar race. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

Julia Hardwick, a future victim of the Weeping Angels, was born. It is possible that she became her own ancestor in her personal future after being sent back in time to 1887. (WC: A Ghost Story for Christmas)

The Centre of Balance was founded in the United Kingdom by Clarke Goodman. By 2015, it had 244 million members worldwide, its membership having increased fivefold since 2010. (AUDIO: The Eighth Truths)

David Gosthrope died of a stroke while in Naples, Italy. (PROSE: Past Reckoning)

George Smithers' son died of leukemia. (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People)

The St Oswald South Bank was demolished. (PROSE: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast)

Sarah Jane Smith made an interview with Dr Francis Augur for the Metropolitan. Francis Augur experimented with medical applications of gold and was a promising young specialist. (AUDIO: The Glittering Storm)

In October, the Seventh Doctor and Melanie Bush encountered the Daleks in London and Bradford. (AUDIO: We Are The Daleks)

There were three million people unemployed in the United Kingdom. (AUDIO: We Are The Daleks)

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