What Happened on August 31, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)
  • Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
  • Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85