On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1987

Historical Events

  • 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • Christian evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
  • New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start, joining Cy Young and Don Sutton

Famous Deaths

  • John H. Northrop, American biochemist (crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)), dies at 95
1987 Highlights

About May 27, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini