On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1987

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassey Ho, American social media fitness entrepreneur, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model, born in Wickford, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
  • Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist (Midnight Earl), dies at 79
  • Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, dies at 87
  • Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
  • Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), commits suicide at 59
  • Robert De Kers [Keersmaeker], Belgian jazz trumpeter and bandleaders, dies at 80
1987 Highlights

About January 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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