On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1987

Historical Events

  • CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, Argentine soccer striker (6 x FIFA Ballon d’Or; 6 x European Golden Shoes; 10 x La Liga titles; 4 x UEFA Champions League; 6 x Copas del Rey; FC Barcelona, PSG), born in Rosario, Argentina


Famous Deaths

  • (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler; Gigot), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), , dies of colon cancer at 71
  • Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), dies at 76
  • Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
1987 Highlights

About June 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer