What Happened on May 26, 1987

Historical Events

  • Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
  • US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail

Historic Event

William H. Webster replaces Robert M. Gates as 14th director of CIA

Famous Deaths

  • Emiliana de Zubeldía, Spanish-Mexican concert pianist, composer - chiefly for guitar (Landscape Basko),and educator (Academy of Music at the University of Sonora, 1947-87), dies at 98
1987 Highlights

About May 26, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

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