What Happened on July 1, 1987

Historical Events

  • New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format

Historic Event

US President Ronald Reagan nominates Robert Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court, rejected by US Senate in October

  • WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format

Famous Deaths

  • Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
1987 Highlights

About July 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys