On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1987

Historical Events

  • Golden Gate Bridge 50th anniversary: Over 800K people show up, 300K walk on bridge at same time, span temporarily flattens from weight (San Francisco, California)
  • Indianapolis 500: 47 year-old, now part-time driver Al Unser Sr. wins his record-tying 4th Indy title in a huge upset

Sport awardLPGA Championship

LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: American Jane Geddes wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up American Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominika Kasprzycka, Polish pop singer, born in Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland
  • Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player, born in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi; Music Man), dies at 89
1987 Highlights

About May 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini