The Dow's biggest point losses
14. Oct. 19, 1987
Net loss: 508
Percentage change: -22.61
On this day, dubbed "Black Monday," the Dow surpassed losses incurred during the Great Depression. Stock declines began in Asia and rapidly spread worldwide. Some have cited the increased use of portfolio insurance, a hedging tactic, as a reason for the crash.
Here, traders watched as the Dow fell 22 percent.