Today in History for January 1986

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 72 of 72

1st - Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
1st - Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
1st - International Peace Year begins
1st - NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
1st - Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
1st - Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
1st - Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl
1st - South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
2nd - 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
2nd - NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
4th - David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
4th - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
6th - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
6th - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
6th - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
NBA Center David RobinsonNBA Center David Robinson 6th - STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
7th - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
7th - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
7th - US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya
8th - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
9th - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
9th - After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
10th - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
10th - NASA's STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
11th - 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 12th - 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
12th - Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
12th - New England Patriots defeat Miami Dolphins 31 14 to win US AFC football championship
12th - AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
12th - NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams 24-0
13th - NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
13th - South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
13th - ABC's TV premiere of "The Right of The People", whose writer and director is said to have been inspired by the 14 December 1980 massacre at Bob's Big Boy in Los Angeles
14th - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
14th - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
15th - Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
16th - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
16th - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
17th - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
18th - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
18th - AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
18th - NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
19th - Cerebral Palsy telethon
19th - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
19th - Spain recognizes Israel
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 20th - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
20th - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
20th - Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
21st - 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
21st - Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
21st - Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
22nd - Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
23rd - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs
23rd - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
23rd - 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
24th - 43rd Golden Globes: Out of Africa, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win
24th - NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
24th - South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
24th - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
NHL Right Winger Mike BossyNHL Right Winger Mike Bossy 24th - Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
25th - General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
26th - Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
26th - Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
26th - Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
26th - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
27th - 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
28th - "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs
28th - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
28th - Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C.
29th - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston 29th - Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
31st - Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 40 of 40

1st - Glen Davis, American basketball player
1st - Vidya Balan, Indian actress
3rd - Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
3rd - Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player
4th - James Milner, English footballer
4th - Steve Slaton, American football player
5th - Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
5th - Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer
6th - Paul McShane, Irish footballer
6th - Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
7th - Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
8th - Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
8th - David Silva, Spanish footballer
10th - Saleisha Stowers, American model
12th - Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
13th - Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
14th - Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity
14th - Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
15th - Fred Davis, American football player
16th - Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)
21st - Coffin Joe, English drummer (The Horrors)
22nd - Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
22nd - Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor, reality television personality (d. 2006)
23rd - Steven Taylor, English footballer
24th - Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
24th - Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
25th - Chris O'Grady, English footballer
25th - Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
26th - Gerald Green, American basketball player
26th - Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
26th - Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler
28th - Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
28th - Jessica Ennis, English heptathlete
29th - Mark Howard, English football player
29th - Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
29th - Chris Bourque, American pro hockey player
29th - Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
30th - Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
30th - Nick Evans, American baseball player
31st - Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian football goalkeeper

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo (3rd) 3rd - Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 40 of 40

1st - Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
1st - Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
2nd - Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
2nd - Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
3rd - Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82
4th - Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
4th - Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
6th - Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
7th - Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
7th - M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
7th - Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
8th - Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
8th - Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
10th - Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
10th - Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
11th - Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
12th - Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
14th - Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
14th - Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
14th - Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
15th - James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
16th - Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
18th - Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
23rd - Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
24th - Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
24th - L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74
24th - Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
25th - Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
25th - Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
27th - L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
27th - Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
28th - Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
28th - Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Greg Jarvis - Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
29th - Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
30th - Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74

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