On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Masters Golf

50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins his record 18th major with a 1-stroke victory over Greg Norman and Tom Kite; shoots final round 65 (−7); at 46 the oldest Masters winner

  • Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Pope John Paul II meets Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies