On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1987

Historical Events

Music History

B.B. King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi

  • B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

Hall of Fame

Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Coasters; Eddie Cochran; Bo Diddley; Aretha Franklin; Marvin Gaye; Bill Haley; B.B. King; Clyde McPhatter; Ricky Nelson; Roy Orbison; Carl Perkins; Smokey Robinson; Joe Turner; Muddy Waters; Jackie Wilson; Louis Jordan; T-Bone Walker; Hank Williams; Leonard Chess; Ahmet Ertegun; Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; and Jerry Wexler


Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)
  • Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
1987 Highlights

About January 21, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius