On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1986

Historical Events

  • David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
  • Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson scores twice as he rushes for an NFL postseason record 248 yards in 20-0 victory over Dallas Cowboys in NFC divisional playoff in Anaheim, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • James Milner, English footballer, born in Wortley, Leeds
  • Steve Slaton, American football player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of an overdose at 36
1986 Highlights

About January 4, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn