On This Day

What Happened in October 1187

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 2 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • Oct 21 Alberto de Morra elected as Pope Gregorius VIII (12/17/1187)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 19 Pope Urban III [Uberto Crivelli](1185-87)
  • Oct 20 Urban III [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies