What Happened on July 26, 1987

Historical Events

  • 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
  • Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation), born in Oakville, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Bishop, American journalist and author (The Day Lincoln was Shot), dies at 79
  • Joe Liggins {Theodro Elliott], American jazz, R&B, and jump blues pianist, songwriter, and vocalist ("The Honeydripper"; "Pink Champagne'), dies after a stroke at 71
1987 Highlights

About July 26, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shakedown (From "Beverly Hills Cop II") - Bob Seger
  • UK #1 Song: La Bamba - Los Lobos