What Happened on October 2, 1987

Famous Birthdays

  • Phil Kessel, American NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 2016, 17 Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr, American auto racer (NASCAR Nationwide Series champion 2011-12; Daytona 500 2023), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Madeleine Carroll, English actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
  • Peter Medawar, British biologist (1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance"), dies at 72
1987 Highlights

About October 2, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) - M/A/R/R/S