What Happened on March 26, 1987

Historical Events

Event of Interest

August Wilson's "Fences" premieres at the 46th Street Theatre, New York City in NYC; wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 4 Tony and 3 Drama desk Awards

  • Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it fails to reach orbit
  • National Federation of State High School Associations adopt the college 3 point shot (21 feet)
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Herdman, English actor, born in Hampton, United Kingdom
  • Yui [Yoshioka], Japanese pop-rock singer-songwriter, and musician ("Good-bye Days"; Flower Power) and actress (A Song to the Sun), born in Koga, Japan
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Eugen Jochum, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra), dies at 84
  • Walter Abel, American actor (Fury; Suspicion; Dream Girl), dies at 88

About March 26, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 8 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