On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1987

Historical Events

  • 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • Belgium ferry "Herald of Free Enterprise" sinks; 192 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Durham, American pioneering jazz electric guitarist, trombonist (Count Basie; Jimmie Luceford), composer ("Topsy"; "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"), and bandleader (All-Star Girl Orchestra), dies at 80
  • Edward Zorinsky, American (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88), dies at 58
1987 Highlights

About March 6, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces