• The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.
• We would celebrate MLK Day for the first time
• Our first computer virus called “Brain”.
• “We are the World” was recorded to help eliminate world hunger.
• The Voyager 2 space probe makes its first encounter with Uranus.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Platoon” “Top Gun” & “Aliens”
• T.V.: “The Cosby Show,” “Growing Pains,” “Family Ties” and “Cheers”
• Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's secret vault discovering only a bottle of moonshine.
• The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors welcoming Elvis, Buddy, Chuck, Fats & the Godfather of Soul.
• There was that whole Richard Gere (or Jerry Penacoli) & the gerbil rumor --- not true in either case you weren't sure
• A 4th network called Fox debuts.
• Aerosmith and Run DMC mixed rock and hip hop with Walk This Way
• Peter Gabriel's stop-motion music video for Sledgehammer raised the bar for video production.
Donna Reed, Desi Arnaz, Cary Grant, Phil Lynott, and Benny Goodman
• This is the third release from the self titled album.
• The song was originally offered to Stevie Nicks.
• This song was dedicated (on the album) to Nancy Wilson's good friend Sharon Hess, who died of leukemia shortly before the song was made.
• The song is the first single on which lead vocals were performed by Nancy Wilson instead of Ann Wilson.
• When it came time for Nancy Wilson to record her vocal, she was suffering from a cold and her voice sounded somewhat raspy and gravelly. Producers reportedly wanted Nancy to recreate the gravelly sound on future recordings, asking her, "Can't you just get sick again?"
• It was the first song by the band to become a number one hit.
• Here’s Heart with These Dreams the #1 @ 1 from March 1986.