On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1987

Historical Events

  • 10 die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
  • Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail

Famous Deaths

  • Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), dies at 84
1987 Highlights

About October 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra