What Happened on October 9, 1987

Historical Events

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll

"Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll" documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford of 1986 concerts celebrating rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is released

  • Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000

Famous Deaths

  • Clare Boothe Luce, American politician and U.S. ambassador to Italy, dies at 84
  • Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer, dies at 79

About October 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  • UK #1 Song: Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) - M/A/R/R/S