On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer & songwriter, 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