On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Leonardo Bonucci, Italian soccer centre-back (Juventus / Italy), born in Viterbo, Italy
  • Matt Di Angelo, English Actor (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • Ryan Matthews, American NFL running back (2011 Pro Bowl), born in Riverside, California
  • Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player (5 WTA singles titles), born in Jerusalem, Israel

Famous Deaths

  • Bobo Holloman, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter on debut), dies of a heart attack at 64