On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Geffen records release their first album, Donna Summer's "The Wanderer"

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail

Famous Deaths

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