What Happened on January 21, 1987

Historical Events

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2nd 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

Music History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

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

About January 21, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 19 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