What Happened on January 8, 1987

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
  • Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games

Famous Birthdays

Cynthia ErivoCynthia Erivo (36 years old)

British Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Color Purple; Harriet) and singer-songwriter ("Stand Up"), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Nana Joshi, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (12 tests, 27 dismissals, 1 x 50; Maharashtra CC), dies at 60
  • Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), dies of cancer at 69
1987 Highlights

About January 8, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 18 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