On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1986

Historical Events

  • Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" murders Jennifer Levin in New York City's Central Park, afterwards claimed "rough sex" as motive
  • Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassie [Ventura], American singer (Me & U) and actress, born in New London, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Jennifer Levin, American murder victim, strangled by Robert Chambers in New York City's Central Park aged 18
  • Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Ted Baxter"; Too Close for Comfort), dies of colorectal cancer at 62
1986 Highlights

About August 26, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo