What Happened on August 30, 1987

Historical Events

Sports History

2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m after Ben Johnson is disqualified

  • 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100m in world record 9.83 sec

Baseball Record

Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

  • Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
  • Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record 2.09m (6'10½"), one of the most long-standing records in athletics
  • Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • George Mikes, Hungarian-British writer and humorist (How to Be an Alien), dies at 75

About August 30, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 11 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