On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US First Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
  • JarosÅ‚aw Fojut, Polish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1925)
  • Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), dies at 87