On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)

Famous Deaths

  • "Fat" Larry James, American drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38