Today in History for January 1986

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
1st - Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
1st - International Peace Year begins
1st - NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
1st - Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
1st - Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
1st - Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl
1st - South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
2nd - 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
2nd - NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
4th - David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
NBA Center David RobinsonNBA Center David Robinson 4th - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
6th - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
6th - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
6th - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
6th - STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
7th - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
7th - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
7th - US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 8th - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
9th - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
9th - After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
10th - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
10th - STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
11th - 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia
12th - 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
12th - Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
12th - New England Patriots defeat Miami Dolphins 31 14 to win US AFC football championship
13th - NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
13th - South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
14th - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
14th - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
15th - Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
16th - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
16th - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
17th - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
18th - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
18th - AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
18th - NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
19th - Cerebral Palsy telethon
19th - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
19th - Spain recognizes Israel
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 20th - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
20th - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
20th - Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
21st - 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
21st - Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
21st - Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
22nd - Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
23rd - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs
23rd - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 23rd - 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
24th - 43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
24th - NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
24th - South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
24th - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
24th - Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
25th - General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
26th - Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
26th - Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
NHL Right Winger Mike BossyNHL Right Winger Mike Bossy 26th - Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
26th - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
27th - 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
28th - "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs
28th - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
28th - Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC
29th - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
29th - Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston 31st - Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 40 of 40

1st - Glen Davis, American basketball player
1st - Vidya Balan, Indian actress
3rd - Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
3rd - Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player
4th - James Milner, English footballer
4th - Steve Slaton, American football player
5th - Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
5th - Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer
6th - Paul McShane, Irish footballer
6th - Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
7th - Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
8th - Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
8th - David Silva, Spanish footballer
10th - Saleisha Stowers, American model
12th - Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
13th - Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
14th - Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity
14th - Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
15th - Fred Davis, American football player
16th - Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)
21st - Coffin Joe, English drummer (The Horrors)
22nd - Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
22nd - Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor, reality television personality (d. 2006)
23rd - Steven Taylor, English footballer
24th - Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
24th - Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
25th - Chris O'Grady, English footballer
25th - Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
26th - Gerald Green, American basketball player
26th - Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
26th - Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler
28th - Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
28th - Jessica Ennis, English heptathlete
29th - Mark Howard, English football player
29th - Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
29th - Chris Bourque, American pro hockey player
29th - Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
30th - Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
30th - Nick Evans, American baseball player
31st - Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian football goalkeeper

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo (3rd) 3rd - Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 39 of 39

1st - Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
1st - Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
2nd - Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
2nd - Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
3rd - Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82
4th - Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
4th - Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
6th - Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
7th - Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
7th - M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
7th - Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
8th - Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
8th - Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
10th - Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
11th - Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
12th - Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
14th - Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
14th - Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
14th - Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
15th - James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
16th - Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
18th - Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
23rd - Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
24th - Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
24th - L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74
24th - Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
25th - Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
25th - Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
27th - L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
27th - Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
28th - Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
28th - Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
28th - Greg Jarvis - Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
29th - Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
30th - Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74

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