What Happened on January 22, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5
  • Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism

Famous Birthdays

  • Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian cross-country skier

Famous Deaths

  • R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy & perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference