On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
  • Great Storm of 1987: 175-kph hurricane force winds hit London and much of the South of England killing 23 people and causing widespread blackouts
  • Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), dies at 75