On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1987

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

8th ACE Cable Awards: Ted Turner wins the Golden CableACE

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic militia group

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bank robber Robert A. Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

  • Rhino Records 1st #1, Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"
  • UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums

Famous Birthdays

  • Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (250cc World Championship 2008), born in Cattolica, Italy (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
1987 Highlights

About January 20, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius