On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • James Arthur Baldwin, writer (Another Country), dies 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? 33 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius