What Happened on June 19, 1987

Historical Events

  • ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • Gay Kelleway rides 12-1 shot Sprowston Boy to win the two-mile six-furlong Queen Alexandra Stakes; becomes first female jockey to ride a winner at England’s Royal Ascot Racecourse

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Elvis Costello, and Van Morrison headline; other performers include: New Order, The Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos, Ben E. King, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Courtney Pine, Hüsker Dü, The Woodentops, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Michelle Shocked, and World Party

  • Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (b. 1981)

About June 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 8 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