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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 33 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo