What Happened on October 19, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Black Monday: Stock markets around the world crash, including the Dow Jones stock index, which falls 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times the previous daily record
  • US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf

Sports History

Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies from complications of multiple sclerosis at 42

About October 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

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