On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 Erivo, British actress and singer-songwriter, born in London, England

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