On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1987

Historical Events

  • 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins 2nd title in 2:11:50; Rosa Mota of Portugal claims women's event in 2:25:21; her first of 3 race victories
  • Sri Lankan Civil War: Tamils shoot 122 Sinhalese dead
  • US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes

Famous Birthdays

  • John Patrick Amedori, American actor (The Butterfly Effect), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (American Ballet Theater) dies at 78
1987 Highlights

About April 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus