What happened this day in history October 19, 1987

What are the important events that happened on October 19, 1987? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 19, 1987: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 19, 1987 is the 292nd day of the year 1987 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 6, 1987 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 561,600,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $10,080.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 19, 1987 Historical Events

  • 1987
    Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
  • 1987
    In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms.

Who died on October 19, 1987?

  • 1987
    Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (b. 1945)

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