On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

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 (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78