On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)

Baseball Record

Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)

Baseball 1st baseman Don Mattingly
Baseball 1st baseman
Don Mattingly
  • Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
  • Iran and France break diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player, born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver, born in Prague, Czechia
  • Jeremih [Jeremy Felton], American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer ("Birthday Sex"; "Don't Tell 'Em"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer, born in Pontoise, France

Famous Deaths

  • Howard McGhee, American be-bop bebop jazz trumpeter, dies at 69
  • Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
1987 Highlights

About July 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer