On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

51st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Larry Mize chips-in from 140 feet for an improbable birdie 3 on the 2nd playoff hole to beat Greg Norman for his only major title

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
  • Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
  • CBS' premiere of fact-based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"
  • Texaco files for bankruptcy

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendon Urie, American musician (Panic! at the Disco), born in St. George, Utah
  • Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit), born in Kettering, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
  • Mike Von Erich, American wrestler