On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1987

Historical Events

  • Chinese Vietnamese border fights, 1,500 killed
  • New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian football player, born in Dourados, Brazil
  • Nicola Coughlan, Irish actress (Derry Girls, Brigerton), born in Galway, Ireland
  • Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Paolo Nutini, Scottish rock singer & songwriter (Sunny Side Up), born in Paisley, United Kingdom
  • Sam Bird, English racing driver, born in Roehampton, London

Famous Weddings

  • Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
1987 Highlights

About January 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn