What Happened on January 10, 1986

Historical Events

Sports History

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)

  • NASA's STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
  • Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US

Famous Birthdays

  • Saleisha Stowers, American model, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
  • Joseph Kraft, American columnist, dies at 61
1986 Highlights

About January 10, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys