August 17, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 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)

Deaths in History

  • Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84
  • Rudolph Hess, Nazi (46 years in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93