On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1987

Historical Events

  • 100th US Congress convenes
  • Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy

Famous Deaths

  • Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, dies at 87
1987 Highlights

About January 6, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 19 days
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