On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1987

Historical Events

  • Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age

Music releaseAlbum Release

Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)

Rock Guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock Guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
  • NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9

Famous Birthdays

  • Kyal Marsh, Australian actor, born in Clare, South Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), dies at 95
1987 Highlights

About August 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo