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
  • Rudolph Hess, Nazi (46 years in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93
  • Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (b. 1929)