On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1987

Historical Events

  • 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Farm Aid III held in Lincoln, Nebraska; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, and Joe Walsh

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America

Famous Birthdays

  • Danielle Panabaker, American actress (Stuck in the Suburbs), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Guy Williams, New Zealand comedian and TV personality (Jono and Ben), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Muhammad Iqbal Siddiq, Indonesian concert pianist and teacher, born in Jakarta, Indonesia

Famous Deaths

  • Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
1987 Highlights

About September 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo