On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1987

Historical Events


Music awardsVideo Music Awards

4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
  • Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Tyler Hoechlin, American actor (Teen Wolf), born in Corona, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • Ludovic Feldman, Romanian violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and freedom fighter, dies at 80
  • Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), shot dead at his home in Jamaica at 42
1987 Highlights

About September 11, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo