What Happened on January 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
  • AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins, 31-14
  • Chicago Blackhawk centre Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
  • NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams, 24-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86