On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1987

Historical Events

  • Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristin Cavallari, American actress, born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • Margaret Laurence, Canadian author (The Stone Angel), dies at 60
1987 Highlights

About January 5, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn