What Happened on December 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovak party leader Gustav Husak resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelsea [born Bradley] Manning, US soldier who released WikiLeaks, born in Crescent, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87
  • Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)
  • Marguerite Yourcenard, author (Memoirs of Hadrien), dies at 84