On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1986

Historical Events

Music History

"Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

  • Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB

Hall of Fame

Inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Chuck Berry; James Brown; Ray Charles; Sam Cooke; Fats Domino; The Everly Brothers; Buddy Holly;. Jerry Lee Lewis; Elvis Presley; Little Richard; Robert Johnson; Jimmie Rodgers; Jimmy Yancey; Alan Freed; John Hammond; and Sam Phillips


Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Taylor, English footballer, born in Greenwich, London

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist (Fluxus movement), dies at 64
1986 Highlights

About January 23, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius