On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1987

Historical Events

  • 15-year old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
  • Siegfried Borris, German composer, dies at 80
1987 Highlights

About August 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo