What Happened on August 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes

Famous Birthdays

  • An┼że Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player, born in Jesenice, Slovenia
  • Jon Scheyer, American-Israeli basketball player, born in Northbrook, Illinois

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)


Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Bayard Rustin, American civil rights leader (March on Washington organizer, Social Democrats USA), dies of a perforated appendix at 75

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
  • Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)