What Happened on January 14, 1987

Historical Events

  • Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Deaths

  • Alton Purnell, American Dixieland jazz pianist, and singer, dies at 75
  • Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
1987 Highlights

About January 14, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
  • UK #1 Song: Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) - Jackie Wilson