On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1987

Historical Events

  • 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
  • Javed Miandad becomes first to score 6,000 Test runs for Pakistan as he cracks 260 in drawn 5th Test v England at The Oval
  • Lynne Cox becomes the 1st woman to swim from the US to the Soviet Union, 4.3 km across the Bering Sea in water temperature averaging 43 to 44 °F (6 to 7 °C)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player, born in Nova Scotia, Canada

Famous Weddings

Tom Selleck

"Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Camille Chamoun, President of Lebanon (1952-58), dies at 87
  • Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-60), dies at 90
1987 Highlights

About August 7, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 19 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