On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

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

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