What Happened on August 2, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

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")

Sport awardFederation 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

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79