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Looking Back: 1986

January 22, 2016 Time to put your time warp thinking cap on. We are headed thirty years back in time to 1986.Ferris B I’m sharing some 1986 news and data to ease your brain back to the days of big hair and Pet Shop Boys. Yes there is a test at the end, but some of the answers are right below. Good luck!, share your score in the comment to show off your stuff.

 

The Tragedy:
Space Shuttle Challenger blew up 73 seconds after take-off, killing all 7 crew members. Tens of thousands of school-age children were watching the flight live, because teacher Christa McAuliffe was a member of the crew.

World Series Champions: New York Mets

Wimbledon Winners: Boris Becker and Marina Navratilova

1986 News…

Over six million people participating in Hands Across America.

Iran-Contra: Several members of the Reagan Administration helped sell arms to Iran, a known enemy of the United States, and used the proceeds to fund the Contras, an anti-communist guerrilla organization in Nicaragua.

Space Shuttle Challenger blew up 73 seconds after take-off, killing all 7 crew members. Tens of thousands of school-age children were watching the flight live, because teacher Christa McAuliffe was a member of the crew.

The USSR’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reactor # 4 had a mishap, giving radiation poisoning to an estimated 500,000 to 6,000,000 people.

Johnny Carson’s good friend and go-to guest host of the Tonight Show, Joan Rivers, started a late night talk show on FOX. He never spoke to her again.

There was that whole Richard Gere and the gerbil rumor.

Bobby Ewing came out of the shower, alive. The prior season of Dallas had been a dream.

The Big Movies:
1. Top Gun
2. Crocodile Dundee
3. Platoon
4. The Karate Kid Part II
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
6. Back To School
7. Aliens
8. The Golden Child
9. Ruthless People
10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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