On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Article: Hurricane on the Way? Don't Worry

Historical Events

  • "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies