On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1987

Famous Birthdays

  • Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer ("The Image of You"), born in Tirana, Albania
  • Francesc F├ábregas Soler, Spanish footballer (Chelsea, Spanish national team), born in Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer (MotoGP World Champion 2010, 12, 15; 250cc World Champion 2006-07), born in Palma, Majorca, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), dies of cancer at 56
  • Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist and writer, dies at 59
  • Paul Butterfield, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), dies of drug abuse at 44
1987 Highlights

About May 4, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus