On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1986

Historical Events

  • Disney World breaks ground for Victorian themed Grand Floridian Beach Resort (now known as Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Stam, Canadian supermodel, born in Kincardine, Ontario
  • Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater, born in Heerenveen, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American popular song composer ("Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"; "Stormy Weather"), dies of cancer at 81
  • Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; 193 wickets; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), dies from complications of gall bladder surgery at 64
  • Otto Preminger, Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director, producer (Laura; Advise & Consent; Anatomy of A Murder), and actor (Stalag 17),, dies of lung cancer at 80
1986 Highlights

About April 23, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

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