What Happened on January 18, 1986

Historical Events

  • 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth

#1 in the Charts

AIDS charity record "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder, hits #1

  • NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Maarja Roxx [Kivi], Estonian hard rock singer and bassist (Vanilla Ninja - "When Indians Cry"; solo - "Could You"), born in Tallinn, Estonia
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Claire James, American actress (Jack Armstrong), dies at 65

About January 18, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends
  • UK #1 Song: West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys