What Happened on October 15, 1987

Hurricane on the Way? Don't Worry

Historical Events

  • 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
  • Allan Knee and Brian Gari's musical "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
  • Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" premieres in NYC
  • NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike; union fails to achieve demands short-term with no collective bargaining agreement in place
  • The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Levine, American Canadian tennis player, born in Boca Raton, Florida
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Sankara, Burkinab√© revolutionary and politician, President of Burkina Faso (1983-87), assassinated in a coup at 37

About October 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
  • UK #1 Song: You Win Again - Bee Gees