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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941, sentenced to life in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess