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

Patrick Dempsey

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

Famous Deaths

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin, 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? 34 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo