What Happened on April 15, 1986

Historical Events

  • The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
  • US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing

Cricket History

Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket

Famous Birthdays

  • Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer

Famous Deaths

Jean GenetJean Genet (1910-1986)

French novelist (The Thief's Journal, Our Lady of the Flowers) and playwright (The Balcony, The Maids), dies of throat cancer at 75

  • Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, Soviet cosmonaut, dies at 76
  • Tim McIntire, American actor (Brubaker; Stand By Your Man), singer-songwriter, and musician (Funzone), dies of congestive heart failure at 41
1986 Highlights

About April 15, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss - Prince And The Revolution
  • UK #1 Song: A Different Corner - George Michael