What Happened on February 24, 1987

Historical Events

Grammy Awards

29th Grammy Awards: "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood; "Graceland" by Paul Simon; and Bruce Hornsby win

Radio History

American radio and television personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

Sports History

LA Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point in a 97-93 win over the Suns in Phoenix

1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
  • Daniel Reilly, British entrepreneur
  • Erica Corbo, American jazz and improv pianist (Space Whale Orchestra), and performance artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Connors, American Legendary Radio personality, dies in a car crash at 46

About February 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • UK #1 Song: Stand By Me - Ben E. King