What Happened on August 2, 1987

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati outfielder Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season as he homers in Reds 5-4 win v Giants
  • Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")

Federation Cup

Federation Cup Tennis Final: Steffi Graf & Claudia Kohde-Kilsch beat Chris Evert & Pam Shriver in the doubles as Germany beats US 2-1 in Vancouver, Canada

  • Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49mph) in winning the Marlboro 500 at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79

About August 2, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • UK #1 Song: La Bamba - Los Lobos