On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1987

Historical Events

Sports History

Champion Boston Celtics NBA forward Larry Bird is named Man of the Year by 'The Sporting News' and Athlete of the Year by 'Associated Press'; first time one athlete gains both distinctions

  • Police officer who mistakenly shot and paralysed an innocent woman in Brixton, UK, is cleared of all criminal charges

Famous Birthdays

  • Aria C Jalali, American rock musician, born in California
  • David Knight, English footballer, born in Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
  • Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player, born in Kempsey, Australia
  • Michael Seater, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
  • Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69
  • Ray Bolger, American dancer, actor, and singer (Wizard of Oz - "Scarecrow"; Partridge Family - "Grandpa Renfrew"), dies of bladder cancer at 83
1987 Highlights

About January 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn