March 19, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • American televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid rape accusation by his secretary, Jessica Hahn
  • Bonnie Blair skates ladies' world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
  • Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
  • Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)

Deaths in History

  • Arch Oboler, radio writer (Lights Out), dies at 77
  • Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
  • Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 94
  • Tony Stratton-Smith, journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53