On This Day

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

Hall of Fame

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

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Famous Weddings

Vanessa Williams

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

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams

Mats Wilander

Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

1987 Highlights

About January 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn