What Happened on August 26, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" murders Jennifer Levin in New York City's Central Park, afterwards claimed "rough sex" as motive
  • Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassie, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • Jennifer Levin, American murder victim, strangled by Robert Chambers in New York City's Central Park aged 18
  • Ted Knight, [Tadeus Konopka], actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62