On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
  • Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)