What Happened on May 9, 1987

Historical Events

  • 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
  • 32nd Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "Hold Me Now" in Brussels

Baseball Record

Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

1987 History

Famous Weddings

Tom Cruise

Actor Tom Cruise (27) weds actress Mimi Rogers (33)

Famous Deaths

  • Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian statesman & nationalist, dies at 78

About May 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship