On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1986

Historical Events

  • 90th Boston Marathon: Rob de Castella first Australian winner in 2:07:51; Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway claims women's title in 2:24:55
  • Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)

Film & TV History

Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on live TV and finds nothing, except great ratings for his spectacle


Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Edler, Swedish NHL hockey defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ă–stersund, Sweden
  • Audra Cohen, American tennis player, born in California

Famous Deaths

  • Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist, dies at 55
1986 Highlights

About April 21, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus