On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1987

Historical Events

  • Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife
  • Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

Sports History

Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

Baseball Record

MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

Famous Birthdays

  • Afrojack [Nick van de Wall], Dutch DJ and record producer (Forget The World). born in Spijkenisse, Netherlands
  • Alexandre Song, Cameroonian footballer, born in Douala, Cameroon

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered
  • Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), dies at 79
1987 Highlights

About September 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo