On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1987

Historical Events

Sports History

2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson

Tennis Open

John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco

Famous Weddings

Steven Seagal

Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79
1987 Highlights

About September 5, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo