On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1987

Historical Events

  • 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAndy Murray

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

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Ersan ─░lyasova, Turkish basketball player
  • Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer

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
1987 Highlights

About May 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus