July 25, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • R. Venkataraman becomes the eighth President of India
  • USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite

Deaths in History

  • Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, dies at 85
  • Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), dies of internal injuries at 64