What Happened on August 23, 1987

Historical Events

  • 15-year old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • Violent rainfall and floods in Bangladesh, kill 100's of people

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? 35 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: La Bamba - Los Lobos
  • UK #1 Song: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley