On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1987

Historical Events

  • 16th Fiesta Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Miami, 14-10
  • Indiana Pacers beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 116-106 to give coach Jack Ramsay his 800th NBA victory; at the time Ramsey is one of only 2 coaches (with Red Auerbach) to reach milestone

Victory in Battle

Troops of Chadian President Hissène Habré conquer the Fada oasis

Famous Birthdays

  • Loui Batley, British actress
  • Syesha Mercado, American pop and soul singer, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist & team director (Frimatic - Viva, Miko, Sem - France Loire), dies at 64
1987 Highlights

About January 2, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • UK #1 Song: Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) - Jackie Wilson