On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1987

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 (95 caps; Juventus), born in Viterbo, Italy
  • Matt Di Angelo, English Actor (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • Ryan Matthews, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2011; SD Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Riverside, California
  • Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player (5 WTA singles titles), born in Jerusalem, Israel

Famous Deaths

  • Bobo Holloman, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter on MLB debut 1953; St. Louis Browns), dies of a heart attack at 64
1987 Highlights

About May 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus