What Happened on January 7, 1986

Historical Events

  • Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
  • STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems

Event of Interest

US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant Leadbitter, English footballer, born in Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro P├íramo), dies at 68
  • Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)

About January 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys