On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

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

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • French driver Alain Prost wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; his record 28th Formula 1 victory
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
1987 Highlights

About September 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo