On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1986

Historical Events

  • Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
  • Postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot 14 fellow workers dead in Edmond, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
  • Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • Thad Jones, American jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
1986 Highlights

About August 20, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo