On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1987

Historical Events

  • 163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Fine Things” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 10-6; MVP: Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles, DE

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White

Famous Birthdays

  • Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American soccer forward (30 caps Italy; Villarreal), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • Sebastian Boenisch, Polish soccer left back (14 caps; Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen), born in Gliwice, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director, dies at 86
  • Ernest "Ern" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family) & actor, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Sala Burton, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-87), dies of cancer at 61
1987 Highlights

About February 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius