May 6, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
  • PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey