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What Happened In 1986?



The News and Events In 1986:
  • 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  

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.