What Happened on December 1, 1987

Historical Events

  • Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Snook, Australian actress (Succession), born in Adelaide, Australia
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Donn Fulton Eisele, American Air force officer and astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • James Arthur Baldwin, American writer (Another Country), dies at 63

James BaldwinJames Baldwin (1924-1987)

American novelist (Go Tell it on the Mountain; Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner; Blues for Mister Charlie), dies of stomach cancer at 63

  • Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), dies of a heart attack at 69
1987 Highlights

About December 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
  • UK #1 Song: China In Your Hand - T'pau