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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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Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States of America

The Hitcher

The Hitcher

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Country: United States of America

Ginger and Fred

Ginger and Fred

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

Highlander

Highlander

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States of America

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Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Books

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Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets Of Harry Bright

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All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

World'S Fair by E. L. Doctorow

World'S Fair

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"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesThe astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas

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 …

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.