What Happened on January 1, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 53rd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #9 Arkansas, 42-8
  • 53rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 30-15
  • 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 73rd Rose Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #4 Michigan, 22-15
  • China's rudimentary civil code in effect
  • International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Devin Setoguchi, Canadian professional hockey player
  • Gilbert Brule, Canadian professional hockey player
  • Meryl Davis, American ice dancer

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Knuth, actor (Heidi, Rats), dies at 85