This photograph, dated the 2nd of March, 1986, was released to the media to introduce “the new generation of American Ballet Theatre stars”.
Gil Boggs, Amanda McKerrow, John Turjoman and Bonnie Moore.
A 1985 interview with Turjoman and Moore, where they discuss interpreting
Romeo and Juliet as very young dancers, can be read HERE.
McKerrow went on to be known as one of the greatest ballerinas in the history of ABT.
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1980s, 1986, Amanda McKerrow, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet, Bonnie Moore, Dance, Gil Boggs, John Turjoman, On This Day, Performing Arts, Retro, Theatre, Vintage
24th of November, 1995, Ireland became the last country in Europe to legalise divorce. This occurred because of a referendum to change the constitution – not the first attempt to achieve this.
Opposition in the failed 1986 referendum. X
Divorce had been specifically forbidden in the 1937 Irish constitution. A heavily Catholic country, there was very strong opposition to the legal breakup of a marriage, just as there was when it came to the legalisation of contraception, which was
only made available in the 1980s.
The success of the 1995 referendum was a close thing; the results were just over 50% in favour and 49.79% opposed.
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1930s, 1937, 1980s, 1986, 1990s, 1995, Ireland, Irish History, On This Day, Religion, Women's History
This photograph is of fireworks over the Washington Monument on the 4th of July, 1986.
History, On This Day, Photography, US History, Vintage
1980s, 1986, Independence Day, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Retro, US History, Vintage, Washington, Washington D.C.
th June 1986: Anti-divorce poster at the Father Mathew Hall in Ireland on polling day for the Divorce Referendum. The referendum failed, and divorce was not legalised until 1995.
This is the first picture taken of the destroyed nuclear reactor in Chernobyl (Chornobyl in Ukrainian), Ukraine. 27
th April, 1986.
Taken from a helicopter flying over to assess the damage, the image is foggy because of radiation.
This is 4pm, fourteen hours after the explosion that immediately killed two, and would be directly responsible for the deaths of another twenty-nine people in the days to come.
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1980s, 1986, Chernobyl, Chornobyl, Communism, Nuclear Disaster, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Ukrainian History, USSR
Aeroméxico Flight 498 drops from the sky after a collision with another plane on the 31st of August, 1986.
Sixty-seven people in the air were killed, and another fifteen died on the ground when the plane crashed in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
On the 31st of August, 1986 Soviet passenger liner the SS Admiral Nakhimov collided with another ship and sank in the Black Sea. 423 of the 1234 people on board, most of them Ukrainian, were killed.
The Nakhimov began its life as a German hospital ship in World War Two, and was later remodelled by the Soviets.
The ship sank so fast that there was no time to release the lifeboats, which resulted in such severe casualties.
The communist officials did not allow the disaster to be reported for forty-eight hours.
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1980s, 1986, Black Sea, Disaster, German History, On This Day, Russian History, Second World War, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Ukrainian History, USSR, World War Two
It is the thirtieth anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl (Chornobyl) nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
History, On This Day, Photography, Russia, Ukraine
1980s, 1986, On This Day, Photography, Russia, Russian History, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Ukrainian History, USSR