On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)
  • Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85