On This Day

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

Famous Deaths

  • Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian statesman & nationalist, dies at 78
1987 Highlights

About May 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus