On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 football goalkeeper (England national team), born in Shrewsbury, England

Person of interestMaria Sharapova

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

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress (Sisters), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), dies at 77
  • Maxwell D Taylor, American commander 101st airborne (WWII), dies at 85