On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
  • Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver near Coolidge, Arizona

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Guthrie, English footballer, born in Shrewsbury, England
  • Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer (Play My Drum), born in Mosj√łen, Norway