On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1987

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)

Baseball 1st baseman Don Mattingly
Baseball 1st baseman
Don Mattingly
  • Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA

Famous Deaths

  • Hal K. Dawson, American actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies at 90
  • Verree Teasdale, American actress (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 83
1987 Highlights

About February 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius