On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
  • Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 7-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer, born in County Wicklow, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86