What Happened on September 11, 1987

Historical Events

Video Music Awards

4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins (many times)

  • Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress (Jemma Simmons-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Tyler Hoechlin, American actor (Teen Wolf), born in Corona, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza - "Ben Cartwright"; 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? 35 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: La Bamba - Los Lobos
  • UK #1 Song: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley