What Happened on March 23, 1987

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns as chairman of the Social Democratic Party

  • Soap "Bold & Beautiful" premieres
  • US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Wall, Swedish journalist killed investigating Danish inventor Peter Madsen, born in Trelleborg, Sweden (d. 2017)
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, dies at 85

About March 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
  • UK #1 Song: Respectable - Mel & Kim