On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1987

Historical Events

  • Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race due to affair with Donna Rice
  • The Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Felix Jones, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920)
  • Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1987 Highlights

About May 8, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus