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)

Sports History

Indianapolis 500: 47 year-old, now part-time driver Al Unser Sr. wins his record-tying 4th Indy title in a huge upset

LPGA Championship

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

1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominika Kasprzycka, Polish pop singer, born in Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland
  • Guillaume Latendresse, French Canadian hockey player, born in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, Canada
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

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

About May 24, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

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