What Happened on October 16, 1987

Historical Events

  • 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

Boxing Title Fight

Defending champion Mike Tyson beats Tyrell Biggs by TKO in round 7 at Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey; retains unified heavyweight boxing title

  • 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
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dana Suesse, American musician and songwriter ("You Ought To Be In Pictures"), dies at 77

About October 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 22 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