What Happened on December 5, 1987

Historical Events

  • 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)

Cricket History

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
1987 Highlights

About December 5, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
  • UK #1 Song: China In Your Hand - T'pau