What Happened on January 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 8th ACE Cable Awards: Ted Turner wins the Golden CableACE
  • Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic militia group

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bank robber Robert A. Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

  • Rhino Records 1st #1, Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"
  • UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies