On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1986

Historical Events

Historic Event

1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

  • Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Channel)
  • Military coup in Lesotho under major general Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Parker, Australian singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer (Tame Impala - The Slow Rush), born in Sydney

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? 35 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius