On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1987

Historical Events

  • With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar, American hip hop singer-songwriter (Damn), born in Compton, California

Singer-songwriter and Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter and Rapper
Kendrick Lamar

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Howser, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star All-Star 1961, 61²; KC A's) and manager (World Series 1977, 78 NY Yankees; KC Royals 1985), dies of brain cancer at 51
1987 Highlights

About June 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini