What Happened on February 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1984 Summer Olympics LAPD bomb squad chief Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit are killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs
  • 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition

Film release premierFilm Premier

The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano