On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1987

Historical Events

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

Historic Publication

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

NFL Pro Bowl

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

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? 34 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius