What Happened on August 17, 1987

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Bunt single gives Milwaukee Brewers' Paul Molitor longest MLB hit streak of 1980's at 32 games

  • Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)

Hall of Fame

Muhammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), dies at 84
  • Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], Italian-American sessiondrummer (Monkees; Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, dies at 62

Rudolf Hess (1894-1987)

German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941, sentenced to life in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93

  • Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman; The Delta Force), dies of lung cancer at 57

About August 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

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