What Happened on November 11, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances

Sports History

Boston Red Sox starter Roger Clemens wins back-to-back AL Cy Young Awards; Philadelphia Phillies starter Steve Bedrosian takes NL Award

  • Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia

Event of Interest

Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court

  • Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

Event of Interest

van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 million at auction

1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS and Tegomass), born in Yokohama, Japan
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US Secretary of HEW (1956-58), dies at 86
  • Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30

About November 11, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Veterans Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
  • UK #1 Song: China In Your Hand - T'pau