On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Papa Don't Preach" goes #1 for 2 weeks

Music release#1 in the Charts

Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Shawn Pyfrom, American actor, born in Tampa, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
  • John Hurley, songwriter (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
1986 Highlights

About August 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo