What Happened on July 25, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Welch, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, dies at 85
  • Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries