On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1987

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Soap "Bold & Beautiful" premieres
  • US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, dies at 85
  • Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
1987 Highlights

About March 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries