What Happened on January 19, 1987

Historical Events

  • Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Harman, American golfer (US Open 2017 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer, born in Yerevan, Armenia

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Lohse, German composer and educator, dies at 78
  • Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
1987 Highlights

About January 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters
  • UK #1 Song: Jack Your Body - Steve 'Silk' Hurley