What Happened on August 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • ArenaBowl I, Pittsburgh Civic Arena: Denver Dynamite beats Pittsburgh Gladiators 45-16, Gary Mullen MVP
  • Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada
  • In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America

Famous Birthdays

  • Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer, born in Seraing, Belgium

Famous Weddings

  • Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart

Famous Deaths

  • Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92