On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1987

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


1987 Highlights

About October 13, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra