On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1987

Historical Events

  • 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

Music Single

George Harrison releases single "Got My Mind Set On You", becomes his third solo #1 hit, and the last chart-topper by any of the Beatles

  • Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
  • Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred M Landon, former Kansas Gov, dies at his Topeka home at 100
  • Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), dies at 77
1987 Highlights

About October 12, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra