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

Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich, American big band drummer, and orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

1987 Highlights

About April 2, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries