On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1987

Historical Events

  • Buffalo goaltender Tom Barrasso leads the Sabres to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings to record his 100th NHL victory; makes him the youngest player to reach milestone at just 22 years, 9 months

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford, escapes from Alderson Prison

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

1987 Highlights

About December 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn