On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1987

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 75
1987 Highlights

About January 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn