What Happened on January 3, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Aretha Franklin is the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1987 History

Famous Weddings

Vanessa Williams

American singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams (23) marries Ramon T. Hervey in NYC; divorce 1997

Mats Wilander

Swedish tennis player Mats Wilander (22) weds South African model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

About January 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • UK #1 Song: Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) - Jackie Wilson