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, American Pennsylvania State Treasurer who shot himself at a televised news conference while facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shoots himself to death, at 47