On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1987

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Huntington, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
1987 Highlights

About September 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo