What Happened on July 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
  • Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
  • Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player
  • Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver
  • Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)