On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1986

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Channel)
  • Military coup in Lesotho under major general Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 75
1986 Highlights

About January 20, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius