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
  • Troops of Chad President HabrĂ© conquer 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? 34 years, 3 months and 10 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