On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1987

Historical Events

  • Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
  • Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
  • Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
  • LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtland Mead, American actor (Dragonworld), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Joe Hart, English soccer goalkeeper (75 caps; Manchester City 266 games), born in Shrewsbury, England

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Nyagan, Russia

  • Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress (Sisters), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), dies of cancer at 77
  • Maxwell D. Taylor, American army general, (WWII Commander 101st airborne), Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1962-64), dies at 85
1987 Highlights

About April 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries