On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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