What Happened on January 24th, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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