On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1987

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

Papal Visit

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

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? 34 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo