What Happened on April 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
  • Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
  • Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
  • Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
  • Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
  • LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtland Mead, American actor
  • Joe Hart, English Under-21 Footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player, born in Nyagan, Russia

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • Maxwell D Taylor, US commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85