On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1987

Historical Events

  • R. Venkataraman becomes the eighth President of India
  • Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Welch, American actor (Joan of Arcadia-Luke Girardi), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Sadkin, American audio engineer, and record producer (Grace Jones; Thompson Twins), dies in a car crash in The Bahamas at 38
  • Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, dies at 85
  • Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), dies of internal injuries at 64
1987 Highlights

About July 25, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone - Heart
  • UK #1 Song: Who's That Girl - Madonna