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 Draper, American Scientist and Engineer (Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology), 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