What Happened on May 15, 1987

Historical Events

  • 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)

Film & TV History

Last episode of "The Late Show with Joan Rivers" after the host is fired by the Fox network

  • Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
1987 History

Famous Birthdays

Andy Murray (36 years old)

British tennis player (Olympic gold 2012, 16; Wimbledon 2013, 16), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • Ersan ─░lyasova, Turkish basketball player
  • Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • John Baur, American museum director and author (American Paintings in 19th Century), dies at 78
  • Wynne Gibson, actor (Night After Night, Aggie Appleby), dies

About May 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: With or Without You - U2
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship