Friday, 21 November 2008

What happened the year you were born?

In 1986 (the year you were born)


Ronald Reagan is president of the US

The US officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time

The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher

A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union

Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America

US warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks

The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station

IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer

Charlotte Church, The Olsen twins, and Lindsay Lohan are born

New York Mets win the World Series

Chicago Bears win Superbowl XX

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Top Gun is the top grossing film

"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends spends the most time at the top of the US charts

ALF, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Pee-wee's Playhouse premiere

2 comments:

Leah said...

I remember when the Challenger exploded. That was a big deal and I was very little. It must have made quite the impression.

Anonymous said...

The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher


I remember exactly where I was standing when that happened.

I was in the living room in married housing at NDSU. So sad. Love, Mom