On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1987

Historical Events

Music History

"Always & Forever" second studio album by Randy Travis (Billboard Album of the Year 1988)

  • 141st Grand National: Jockey Steve Knight wins his second GN aboard 28/1 shot Maori Venture by 5 lengths from The Tsarevich
  • Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts

Famous Birthdays

  • Cameron Maybin, American baseball player, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Devon Anderson, English actor (EastEnders), born in Greenwich, London
  • Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress (Flashpoint), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • C. L. Moore, American science fiction and fantasy writer (Judgment Night), dies at 76
1987 Highlights

About April 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 7 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