On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, and addresses U.S. entertainment leaders

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264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Aly Cissokho, French football (soccer) player

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Tadema Sporry, author, dies at 75
  • Steven Tuomi, murder victim of Jeffery Dahmer (b. 1963)