On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances

Sports History

David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson

Historic Event

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • Ice Pairs World Championship at Cincinnati won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (Canada)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk (Soviet Union)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Seitz, American footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Woody Hayes, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1954, 57, 61, 68, 70; Ohio State), dies of a heart attack at 74
1987 Highlights

About March 12, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces