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 - Vladimir Titov, Musa Manarov, and Anatoli Levchenko - to space station Mir. Titov and Manarov stay in space for just under 366 days, setting a new spaceflight record

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? 33 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius