What Happened on June 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
  • New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDiana DeGarmo

Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), dies at 73