On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Washington Week In Review" 20th anniversary on PBS
  • American Mike Conley sets world indoor triple jump record (17.76m) in New York
  • Donald Regan resigns as White House chief of staff
  • NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Henry, American R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, pianist, Hammond B-3 organist, Harpejji and Moog player (Snarky Puppy), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), dies of a heart attack at 65
1987 Highlights

About February 27, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces