What Happened on July 31, 1987

Historical Events

  • A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage

Baseball Record

Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers

  • Battle between Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress (Oberon), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Michael Bradley, American soccer defender (USA 150 caps; Borussia Mönchengladbach), born in Princeton, New Jersey
Born in 1987

About July 31, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shakedown (From "Beverly Hills Cop II") - Bob Seger
  • UK #1 Song: La Bamba - Los Lobos