On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1987

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 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 musician
  • 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 actor and dancer (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
1987 Highlights

About January 15, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn