January 1, 1986 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
  • International Peace Year begins
  • NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
  • Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community