On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1987

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie
Gestapo Chief
Klaus Barbie

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

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

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

1987 Highlights

About July 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer