On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
  • Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), murdered at 81
  • Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), dies from complications of gall bladder surgery at 64
  • Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79