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)

1987 History

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
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Harris, American soul, R&B, and disco session guitarist (Philadelphia International; O'Jays; Salsoul Orchestra), dies of cardiovascular disease at 39
  • Rita Streich, Russian-German soprano, dies at 66

About March 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 12 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