What Happened on August 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)

Sport awardGolf Major

PGA Championship, PGA National Palm Beach: Larry Nelson wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with fellow American Lanny Wadkins

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike

Famous Deaths

  • Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55