What Happened on August 23, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1,500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80