On This Day

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

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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


Famous Deaths


Person of interestBayard Rustin

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

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
  • Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
1987 Highlights

About August 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo