What Happened on May 7, 1987

Historical Events

  • 105°F in Sacramento, CA
  • Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on TV comedy "Cheers"

Famous Birthdays

  • Chiara Ferragni, Italian fashion blogger (The Blonde Salad), born in Cremona, Italy
  • Katie Danza, daughter of Tony & Tracy Danza
  • Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), dies of leukemia at 56
  • Stewart McKinney, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1971-87), dies of AIDS at 56

About May 7, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship