What Happened on April 3, 1987

Historical Events

Sports History

Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega

  • Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197
  • MLB Chicago Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to Oakland A's for 3 minor league players
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Bruce, American MLB baseball outfielder, since 2008; 3x All-Star (Cincinnati Reds, and 5 other teams) player, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Julie Sokolow, American film director and musician, born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Rachel Bloom, American actress, writer, and singer-songwriter (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), born in Los Angeles county, California
  • Sal Zizzo, American soccer player (Atlanta United), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (Die heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck)), dies at 97
  • Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
1987 Highlights

About April 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
  • UK #1 Song: Let It Be - Ferry Aid