On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Dirty Dancing" film directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey opens in the US
  • "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
  • Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
  • Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)

Famous Birthdays

  • Kibum [Kim Ki-bum], South Korean actor (Rainbow Romance), and pop singer (Super Junior, 2003-06), born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies
1987 Highlights

About August 21, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo