On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1987

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovak party leader Gustav Husak resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelsea [born Bradley] Manning, US soldier who released WikiLeaks, born in Crescent, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87
  • Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands, dies at 87
  • Marguerite Yourcenar, French-American novelist (Memoirs of Hadrian, The Abyss), dies at 84
1987 Highlights

About December 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Faith - George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys