What Happened on December 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Defending champion Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia wins 3rd straight season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title by defeating Mats Wilander of Sweden 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 in the final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)

Famous Deaths

  • Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90