What Happened on March 19, 1987

Historical Events

Event of Interest

American televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid rape accusation by his secretary, Jessica Hahn

World Record

Bonnie Blair skates ladies' world record 500 m (39.43 sec)

  • Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
  • Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago

World Record

Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)


1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michal ┼ávec, Czech footballer
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Arch Oboler, American director, screen and radio writer, and producer (Lights Out, Bwana Devil), dies at 77
  • Emile Meyer, actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
  • Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1929), dies at 94
  • Tony Stratton-Smith, journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53

About March 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
  • UK #1 Song: Everything I Own - Boy George