On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
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 footballer, born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Ronda Rousey American athlete (UFC Champion), born in Riverside, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • Ernest "Ern" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family) and actor, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Sala Burton, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-87), dies of cancer at 61