On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

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

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