What Happened on January 20, 1987

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic militia group

Historic Event

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

  • Evan Peters, American actor (Mare of Easttown), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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? 35 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

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