What Happened on June 16, 1987

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

  • Ali Stroker, American actress and singer, first actress to appear in a wheelchair on Broadway and win a Tony award, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Diana DeGarmoDiana DeGarmo (35 years old)

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

  • Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer (Hertha Berlin, Norway), born in Trondheim, Norway
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

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

About June 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
  • UK #1 Song: Star Trekkin' - The Firm