On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1987

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Phil Niekro beats Detroit Tigers, 9-6 for his 314th MLB victory; combines with Joe Niekro (216) for most combined wins by brothers in baseball history (530)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Protich, American rock musician (Red Sun Rising), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Yarisley Silva, Cuban pole vaulter (World C'ship gold 2015; Olympic silver 2012), born in San Luis, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Errol W Barrow, Prime Minister of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67
  • Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
1987 Highlights

About June 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini