On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1987

Historical Events

  • FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
  • NASA launches Palapa B2P
  • Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
  • Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit

World Record

Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies' world record 5 km (7:20.36)

Speed Skater Yvonne van Gennip
Speed Skater
Yvonne van Gennip

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian football player
  • Jô, Brazilian footballer
  • Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer
  • Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
  • Rollo Weeks, English actor
  • Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
1987 Highlights

About March 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces