What Happened on January 1st, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
  • Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • International Peace Year begins
  • NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
  • Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Davis, American basketball player
  • Vidya Balan, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)