On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1987

Historical Events

  • 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: 17 year old German Steffi Graf beats World #1 Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6; Graf's first Grand Slam victory

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • NY Yankees play their 13,000th game

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDaniel Logan

Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician
  • Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer, born in Karachi, Pakistan

Famous Deaths

  • Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
1987 Highlights

About June 6, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini