What Happened on February 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (176.263 MPH)
  • ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
  • Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot
  • Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
  • Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Holiday, US singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42
  • Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57