On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1987

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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
1987 Highlights

About December 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius