On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Kim Kibum, South Korean actor and singer, one of the member of Korean boy band Super Junior, born in Seoul

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies