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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 34 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo