What Happened on September 11, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • 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 composer, dies at 94
  • Peter Tosh, Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers), shot dead in Jamaica at 42