What Happened on January 24th, 1986

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

43rd Golden Globes: Out of Africa, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win

  • Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'

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NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
  • Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons

Famous Birthdays

  • Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  • Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
  • L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74