What Happened on March 28, 1987

Historical Events

  • Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Van Ness, American hairstylist and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Quincy, Illinois

Famous Weddings

Nora Ephron

Screenwriters Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally) and Nicholas Pileggi (Goodfellas) marry

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music" (Trapp Family Singers), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67
1987 Highlights

About March 28, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 1 day
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