What Happened on January 11, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)
  • Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
  • NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 17-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Scotty Cranmer, American professional BMX rider

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)