What Happened on August 24, 1987

Historical Events

  • Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes

Famous Birthdays

  • An┼że Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player, born in Jesenice, Slovenia
  • Jon Scheyer, American-Israeli basketball player, born in Northbrook, Illinois
Born in 1987

Famous Weddings

Patrick Dempsey

Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

Famous Deaths

Bayard RustinBayard Rustin (1910-1987)

American civil rights leader (March on Washington organizer, Social Democrats USA), dies of a perforated appendix at 75

  • Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
1987 Highlights

About August 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 14 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