On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1987

Historical Events

  • 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • Jimmy Clausen, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Jaco Pastorius, American jazz-fusion musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report; Joni Mitchell; Word of Mouth), dies from injuries sustained in a bar fight at 35
  • Ruth Attaway, American actress (Porgy & Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies at 77
1987 Highlights

About September 21, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo