What Happened on September 5, 1987

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson

Tennis Open

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

1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco
Born in 1987

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

About September 5, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: La Bamba - Los Lobos
  • UK #1 Song: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley