What Happened on December 26, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
  • Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run

Famous Deaths

  • Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84