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Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1981 to Jan. 20, 1989

“A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take a civil-service exam.”        — Ronald Reagan 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood

George H.W. Bush 43rd Vice President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1981 to Jan. 20, 1989

World events

•  Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Earth, during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century. •  A bomb

many thousands more were exposed to significant amounts of radioactive material, vast territories in Ukraine and Belarus rendered uninhabitable. •  Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown, becomes the first black to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

U.S. News

Desmond Tutu explodes on a TWA flight from Rome to Athens - 4 dead •  In Ukraine, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. 31 are killed directly by the incident,

•  The first federal Martin Luther King Day, honoring Martin Luther King Jr. •  Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from California to New York •  Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary Fawn Hall start to shred documents impli-

cating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. •  Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California •  Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4) •  Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court •  William Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court •  White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, New York

killing its crew of six astronauts and the schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. •  Voyager 2 space probe makes first encounter with Uranus •  The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station •  British surgeons perform the world’s first triple transplant (heart, lung and liver)


•  World Series: N.Y. Mets 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox •  Super Bowl: Chicago Bears win 46-10 over the New England Patriots •  NBA Finals: Boston Celtics win 4 games to 2 over the Houston Rockets


Popular culture

•  Chunnel announced (tunnel connecting Britain & France under the English Channel) •  Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch,

•  The Legend of Zelda is released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. •  Howard Stern radio

Howard Stern

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show returns to New York City morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM) •  Turner Broadcasting begins to colorize black and white movie classics. •  Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy

BORN IN 1994: Above right: Daniel Craig. Above left: Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews, Jeri Ryan, Hugh Jackman.

Popular films

•  Top Gun •  Crocodile Dundee •  Platoon •  The Karate Kid, Part II •  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home •  Aliens •  Ruthless People •  The Color of Money •  The Money Pit

Popular TV shows

•  Magnum, P.I. •  Falcon Crest •  Hill Street Blues •  Cagney and Lacey •  The A-Team •  Murder, She Wrote

Born in 1968 •  Will Smith •  Aaron Eckhart •  Naomi Watts •  Josh Brolin •  Lucy Liu

•  Income per year .... $22,339 •  Minimum wage ........... $3.35 •  New house ............ $89,463 •  New car .................... $9,281 •  Gallon of gas .................. 93¢ •  Dozen eggs .................... 87¢ •  Gallon of milk ................. 93¢ •  Loaf of bread ............... $1.10 •  First-class stamp ........... 24¢ •  Movie ticket ................. $2.75

Popular music

•  That’s What Friends Are For, Dionne and Friends •  Say You, Say Me, Lionel Richie •  I Miss You, Klymaxx •  On My Own, Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald •  Broken Wings, Mr. Mister •  How Will I Know, Whitney Houston •  Party All The Time, Eddie Murphy •  Burning Heart, Survivor •  Addicted to Love, Robert Palmer •  Kyrie, Mr. Mister •  Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston

•  Molly Ringwald •  Gillian Anderson •  Brendan Fraser •  Owen Wilson

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