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
  • SAINt JHN [Carlos St. John Phillips], Guyanese-American rapper, singer and songwriter (Roses), born in Brooklyn, New York City

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? 36 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Higher Love - Steve Winwood
  • UK #1 Song: I Want To Wake Up With You - Boris Gardiner