What Happened on May 19, 1987

Historical Events

  • 40th Cannes Film Festival: "Sous le soleil de Satan" directed by Maurice Pialat wins the Palme d'Or

Famous Birthdays

  • David Edgar, Canadian football (soccer) player
  • Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71

About May 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: With or Without You - U2
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship