What Happened on July 27, 1987

Historical Events

  • First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
  • John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel
  • Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
1987 History

Famous Deaths

  • Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83

About July 27, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 28 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