What Happened on September 22, 1987

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons

  • Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • NFL players go on strike for 24 days (2nd regular-season strike)

Television Debut

US TV series "Full House" starring Bob Saget and John Stamos debuts

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Felton, English Actor (Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter films), born in Epsom, England

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Stryker, entertainer, dies at 27
  • Dan Rowan, American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), dies at 65
  • Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
1987 Highlights

About September 22, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley