On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1987

Historical Events

Historic Event

General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Hu Yaobang is forced to resign, amid demonstrations for greater democracy

Historic Event

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


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? 34 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn