On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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