On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1987

Historical Events

  • Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Daren Kagasoff, American actor (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), born in Encino, California
  • Louis Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player, born in Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Travis Wall, American dancer and choreographer, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
1987 Highlights

About September 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo