What Happened on August 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada
  • In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America

Famous Birthdays

  • Sébastien Pocognoli, Seraing, Belgian footballer

Famous Weddings

  • Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart

Famous Deaths

  • Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92