On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1987

Historical Events

US 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

  • 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
  • Ilana Glazer, American comedian and actress (Broad City), born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
  • Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
1987 Highlights

About April 12, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries