January 24, 1986 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
  • South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
  • Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons

Deaths in History

  • L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, dies at 74