What Happened on October 19th, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • "Black Monday" Dow Jones down 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times previous record
  • US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
  • Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42