On This Day

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

Person of interestCynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo, British actress (Harriet Tubman) and singer-songwriter, born in London, England

Actress Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo

Famous Deaths

  • Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), 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? 34 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn