What happened this day in history January 28, 1986

What are the important events that happened on January 28, 1986? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 28, 1986: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 28, 1986 is the 28th day of the year 1986 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 15, 1986 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 8,454,240 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosioctagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $1,249.30. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 28, 1986 Historical Events

  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.

Who were born on January 28, 1986?

  • 1986
    Jessica Ennis, British athlete
  • 1986
    Shruti Haasan, Indian actress

Who died on January 28, 1986?

  • 1986
    Christa McAuliffe – American teacher, member of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1948)
  • 1986
    Ellison Onizuka – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1946)
  • 1986
    Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee – commander of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1939)
  • 1986
    Gregory Jarvis – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
  • 1986
    Judith Resnik – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1949)
  • 1986
    Michael J. Smith – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1945)
  • 1986
    Ronald McNair – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1950)

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