What Happened on September 20, 1987

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

NFL Record

Chicago running back Walter Payton scores his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay

Sports History

French driver Alain Prost wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; his record 28th Formula 1 victory

Musical Finale

Roger Miller's musical "Big River", based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC, after 1005 performances and 3 Tony Awards

  • San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 2011, 13), born in Mansfield, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Jack Lawless, American drummer (Jonas Brothers), born in Middletown Township, New Jersey
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63

About September 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

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