Today in History for 1st January 1986

Historical Events

Events 1 - 8 of 8

- Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
- Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
- International Peace Year begins
- Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl
- NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
- Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
- 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

- Glen Davis, American basketball player
- Vidya Balan, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
- Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)

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