On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1986

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Ronald Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

Famous Deaths

  • Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), dies at 74
1986 Highlights

About August 15, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: The Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh