On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1987

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

NBA Record

Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3,000 points in a season

  • Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Lennon, English footballer, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 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? 34 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries