What Happened on October 17, 1987

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

US First Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1925)
  • Roderich Menzel, Czech tennis player (French Open singles 1938 runner-up; US Open mixed doubles 1935 runner-up), dies at 80
  • Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
1987 Highlights

About October 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 7 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