On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Rachel Riley, English television presenter and mathematician (Countdown, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown), born in Rochford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)