On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1987

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
  • Soyuz TM-2 launches

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Criss, American actor & singer-songwriter (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), born in San Francisco, California
  • Henry Golding, Malaysian actor (Crazy Rich Asians), born in Betong, Sarawak, Malaysia

Famous Deaths

  • E. Michael Burke, sports executive (President New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Madison Square Garden), dies at 70
  • William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, dies at 84
1987 Highlights

About February 5, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius