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“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them — this morning, as they prepared for their journey, and waved good-bye, and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’”


Ronald Reagan 40th. U.S. President Served Jan. 20, 1981 – Jan. 20, 1989

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George H.W. Bush

43rd. U.S. Vice President Served Jan. 20, 1801 – Jan. 20, 1989

World events

• The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel on Jan. 20. • President Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”) flees Haiti on Feb. 7, ending 28 years of family rule. • Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun, Feb. 9 during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century. • Human rights activist Natan Sharansky is released by the Soviet Union and leaves the country Feb. 11. • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station Feb. 19. • The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines on Feb. 22 to remove

Chevrolet Camaro


lodes 73 seconds after lifto

exp Space Shuttle Challenger

President Ferdinand Marcos from office. • Journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped in Beirut on April 17 – 3 others are found dead; Revolutionary Cells claims responsibility in retaliation for the U.S. bombing of Libya. • A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union “killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property” on April 26. • In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson on July 23 at Westminster Abbey. • Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa on Sept. 7. • President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík,

Americans form a

Iceland on Oct. 11, to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe, which end in failure. • The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports Nov. 3 that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret, in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

U.S. News

• The first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., is observed Jan. 20. • Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch Jan. 28, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. • Pixar animation studios open Feb. 3.

human chain for “H

ands Across Amer


• Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s secret vault on “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults” on April 21, discovering only a bottle of moonshine. • Roger Clemens sets the record for the most strikeouts in a 9-inning MLB game April 29, striking out 20 batters. • “Top Gun,” an action film featuring naval aviation and starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis, debuts in cinemas May 16. It goes on to become the highest grossing film of the year, netting nearly $177 million in America alone • At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness as part of “Hands Across America” on May 25. • Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty June 4 to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel. • The Statue of Liberty is reopened July 5 to the public after an extensive refurbishment. • “The Oprah Winfrey Show” premieres

“Top Gun” dominates the

box office.

in syndication Sept. 8. • California Chief Justice Rose Bird and two colleagues are removed by voters from the Supreme Court of California for opposing capital punishment Nov. 4. • National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, start shredding documents implicating them in selling weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua on Nov. 21. • Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title Nov. 22 by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.

Movies • • • • • • •

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ” “Top Gun” “Stand by Me” “Aliens” “Pretty in Pink” “Platoon” “Labyrinth” • “Highlander” • “Lucas”

BORN THIS YEAR: Megan Fox, actress (May 16). Above left: Lady Gaga, musician (March 28); Kellie Pickler, singer (June 28); Shaun White, Olympian (Sept. 3); Drake, rapper (Oct. 24).

• “!Three Amigos!”


• “Take My Breath Away,” Berlin • “That’s What Friends Are For,” Dionne Warwick & Friends • “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco • “Papa Don’t Preach,” Madonna • “Walk Like an Egyptian,” The Bangles • “West End Girls,” The Pet Shop Boys • “Sledgehammer,” Peter Gabriel • “The Lady in Red,” Chris de Burgh

•  Income per year .. $22,400 •  Minimum wage .......... $3.35 •  New house ........... $89,430 •  Rent ............................... $385 •  New car...................... $9,255 •  Gallon of gas .................. 89¢ •  Gallon of milk . ............ $2.22 •  Loaf of bread ............... $1.02 •  First-class stamp ............22¢ •  Movie ticket ................. $3.71

• “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going,” Billy Ocean • “Kiss,” Prince

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Remember When 1986  

What life was like in 1986... what things cost, news of the world and more

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What life was like in 1986... what things cost, news of the world and more