What Happened on August 17, 1986

Historical Events

  • Bronze pig statue unveiled at Pike Place Market, Seattle
  • Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • Rioting at DMC concert at Long Beaxh (California) Convention Center - 40 injured

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryton McClure, American actor (Richie-Family Matters), born in Lakewood, California
  • Rudy Gay, American basketball player, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player, born in Batton, Rouge, Louisiana
1986 Highlights

About August 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: I Want To Wake Up With You - Boris Gardiner