On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)

Famous Deaths

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