On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1987

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Televangelist Jim Bakker
Jim Bakker

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
  • Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Speed Skater Yvonne van Gennip
Speed Skater
Yvonne van Gennip

Famous Birthdays

  • Michal ┼ávec, Czech footballer

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 Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
  • Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 94
  • Tony Stratton-Smith, journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53
1987 Highlights

About March 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces