On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1987

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Mike Tyson beats Pinklon Thomas by TKO in round 6 in Las Vegas to retain WBC / WBA heavyweight boxing titles

  • North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks), dies at 94
  • Melvin "Turk" Murphy, American Dixieland jazz trombonist, dies at 71
1987 Highlights

About May 30, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini