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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1986.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1986: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1986?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1986 Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • 02 Jan 1986 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 06 Jan 1986 STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
  • 07 Jan 1986 Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
  • 08 Jan 1986 US President Ronald Reagan freezes Libyan assets in the US.
  • 09 Jan 1986 After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves the instant picture camera business.
  • 10 Jan 1986 STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
  • 11 Jan 1986 1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
  • 12 Jan 1986 24th space shuttle mission STS 61-C Columbia 7 is launched with the first Hispanic-American astronaut, Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz.
  • 13 Jan 1986 NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams.
  • 14 Jan 1986 Vinicio Cerezo becomes the second freely elected President of Guatemala since the US Central Intelligence Agency-sponsored coup in 1954.
  • 15 Jan 1986 Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • 16 Jan 1986 Police arrest three Irish Republican Army-terrorists in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 17 Jan 1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title.
  • 18 Jan 1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission - Columbia 7 - returns to Earth.
  • 19 Jan 1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands.
  • 20 Jan 1986 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
  • 21 Jan 1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed.
  • 22 Jan 1986 Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
  • 23 Jan 1986 Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 24 Jan 1986 Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
  • 25 Jan 1986 The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
  • 26 Jan 1986 Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat New England Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana; Most Valuable Player: Richard Dent, Defensive End.
  • 27 Jan 1986 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis and Crystal Gayle.
  • 28 Jan 1986 25th Space Shuttle mission (51L) - Challenger 10 explodes 73 seconds after liftoff. Killed are: Christa McAuliffe (teacher), Dr Judith Arlene Resnik, US Air Force Major Ellison S Onizuka, US Air Force Francis R Scobee, payload specialist Gregory B. Jarvis, US Navy Commander Michael J Smith, Ronald E McNair.
  • 29 Jan 1986 193.8 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 31 Jan 1986 In Ohio, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurs.

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Movies

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Modern Times

Modern Times

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Country: United States of America

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

The Kid

The Kid

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Country: United States of America

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America

Books

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London Match by Len Deighton

London Match

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Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

Texas by James A. Michener

Texas

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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative …

What'S Bred In The Bone by Robertson Davies

What'S Bred In The Bone

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At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

The Seventh Secret by Irving Wallace

The Seventh Secret

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Every week a tall, attractive, older woman named Evelyn Hoffmann make her regular visit to the bustling downtown district of West Berlin....Irving

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

The Vampire Lestat

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Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock