What Happened on August 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)
  • Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84
  • Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941, sentenced to life in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (b. 1929)