On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1986

Historical Events

  • British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
  • Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
  • Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in High Green, Sheffield
  • Irina Shayk, Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR
  • Paul McShane, Irish footballer, born in Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
1986 Highlights

About January 6, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn