What Happened on December 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Defending champion Ivan Lendl 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
  • 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