On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1987

Historical Events

Music History

1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler is disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot

Daytona 500

29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott leads for 104 of 200 laps including the last 3; had won pole with record speed of 210.364 mph

  • ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
  • Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
  • Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
  • PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Chi-Chi Rodríguez wins his second and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Dale Douglass

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Holiday, American singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42
  • Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57
1987 Highlights

About February 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius