What Happened in September 1986

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 1 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 1 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Sep 2 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
  • Sep 3 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London
  • Sep 3 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  • Sep 4 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 4 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 5 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Sep 5 Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
  • Sep 5 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
  • Sep 5 NASA launches DOD-1

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 6 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • Sep 6 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • Sep 6 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 6 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • Sep 7 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 7 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
  • Sep 7 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
  • Sep 7 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 106th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (6-4, 6-2, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 106th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Sep 9 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
  • Sep 9 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
  • Sep 10 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 11 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
  • Sep 12 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 12 Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly
  • Sep 12 US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut
  • Sep 12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"
  • Sep 13 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
  • Sep 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • Sep 13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 14 Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
  • Sep 14 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
  • Sep 14 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
  • Sep 14 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 14 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • Sep 14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "L.A. Law" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 15 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
  • Sep 16 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
  • Sep 17 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • Sep 17 Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • Sep 17 Mets clinch NL East Championship
  • Sep 17 US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
  • Sep 18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Sep 19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • Sep 19 Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • Sep 19 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • Sep 20 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 21 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J. Fox win

  • Sep 21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)
  • Sep 21 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • Sep 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • Sep 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • Sep 21 Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • Sep 22 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • Sep 22 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • Sep 22 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
  • Sep 23 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
  • Sep 23 Congress selects the rose as US national flower
  • Sep 25 Antonin Scalia appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Sep 25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 26 Antonin Scalia, sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • Sep 26 RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
  • Sep 26 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
  • Sep 26 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
  • Sep 27 Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
  • Sep 28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • Sep 28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • Sep 29 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • Sep 29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • Sep 29 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
  • Sep 29 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • Sep 29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)
  • Sep 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
  • Sep 30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 H Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla
  • Sep 1 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • Sep 1 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Shaun White, snowboarder (Olympic gold - 2006, 2010), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Shaun White
  • Sep 4 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer
  • Sep 7 Colin Delaney, American Professional Wrestler
  • Sep 7 Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky)
  • Sep 8 João Moutinho, Sporting Lisbon midfielder
  • Sep 8 Matt Grothe, American football player
  • Sep 9 Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Sep 9 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
  • Sep 9 Michael Bowden, American baseball player
  • Sep 10 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol
  • Sep 11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
  • Sep 11 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player
  • Sep 12 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer
  • Sep 12 Yang Mi, Chinese actress
  • Sep 13 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 13 Sean Williams, American basketball player
  • Sep 14 Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Sep 14 A.J. Trauth, American actor
  • Sep 14 Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
  • Sep 15 Heidi Montag, American reality television star
  • Sep 16 Kyla Pratt, American actress
  • Sep 17 Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 17 Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • Sep 18 Keeley Hazell, British model
  • Sep 19 Gerald Ciolek, German cyclist
  • Sep 19 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 19 Peter Vack, American voice actor
  • Sep 21 Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors)
  • Sep 23 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • Sep 24 Leah Dizon, model, singer and Japanese television
  • Sep 26 Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress
  • Sep 27 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 28 Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 29 Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26 Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector in a civil ceremony in Italy

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 4 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", American MLB player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Sep 6 Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • Sep 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 12 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer, dies at 92
  • Sep 15 Virginia Gregg, actress (Little Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Vivian Duncan, entertainer (Duncan Sisters), dies
  • Sep 21 Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
  • Sep 25 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • Sep 25 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b.1909)
  • Sep 25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • Sep 26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • Sep 27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • Sep 28 Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 28 Robert Helpmann, actor (Second Time Lucky, Patrick), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Betty Kean, actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69