What Happened on February 15, 1987

Historical Events

Disqualified for Kneeling

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
  • Senior PGA Championship, PGA National GC: Chi-Chi Rodríguez wins his second and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Dale Douglass
1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Holiday, American soul singer ("How Can I Forget"; Baby I Love You"), and songwriter ("Put A Little Love In Your Heart"), dies of heart failure at 42
  • Osmo Lindeman, Finnish jazz pianist, film score composer, pedagogue, and electronic music pioneer, dies at 57

About February 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • UK #1 Song: Stand By Me - Ben E. King