On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1987

Historical Events

  • 3 white NY teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
  • Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir
  • Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress, born in Tondo, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • John Spence, founding No Doubt member (b. 1969)
  • Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), dies 77
1987 Highlights

About December 21, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius