What Happened on August 21, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
  • Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians
  • Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
  • Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
  • With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (3x Olympic Gold 2008), born in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt