Today in History for 19th October 1987

Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
- "Black Monday" Dow Jones down 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times previous record
- US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
- Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
- Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42

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