On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2

Famous Birthdays

  • Pablo César Aguilar, Paraguayan soccer defender (28 caps; Sportivo Luqueño, América, Cruz Azul), born in Luque, Paraguay
  • Shane Lowry, Irish golfer (US Open 2016 runner-up), born in Clara, County Offaly

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBuddy Rich

Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich

1987 Highlights

About April 2, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries