What Happened on June 17, 1987

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Kendrick Lamar (36 years old)

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

Born in 1987

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? 36 years, 3 months and 9 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