On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1987

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series winning manager (1985) Dick Howser retires from Kansas City Royals role due to brain tumor
  • Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
  • Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604

Famous Deaths

  • Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), dies from a heart attack at 80
1987 Highlights

About February 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces