On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1986

Historical Events


Film tv awardsGolden Globes

43rd Golden Globes: "Out of Africa", Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win

  • Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president

USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
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Famous Birthdays

  • Mischa Barton, English-born American actress, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor, born in Eilat, Israel

Famous Deaths

  • Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), dies of undiagnosed Marfan syndrome at 31
  • Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, dies at 74
1986 Highlights

About January 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius