On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1987

Historical Events

  • Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission

Historic Event

Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life imprisonment in France

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf


1987 Highlights

About July 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer