On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1987

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardAFC Championship

AFC Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
  • NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins, 17-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Danuta Koz├ík, Hungarian sprint canoeist (5-time Olympic gold K-1, K-2, K-4 500m 2012, 16), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Scotty Cranmer, US professional BMX rider, born in Jackson Township, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

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