On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1987

Historical Events

  • August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
  • British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency
  • FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • Howard Stern & Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences"

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Lennon, English footballer, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York
  • Neil Haskell, American contemporary dancer (SYTYCD season 3 finalist), born in Clarence Center, New York
1987 Highlights

About April 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries