What Happened on August 30, 1986

Historical Events

  • 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion
  • Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
  • Yuriy Sedykh of the Soviet Union sets new world hammer throw record 86.74m (284 ft 6 in) in Stuttgart, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Ross, American guitarist and lyricist (Panic at the Disco), born in Las Vegas,Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Ellis Achong, West Indian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests, 8 wickets; Trinidad; 1st of Chinese descent to play a Test match), dies at 82
  • Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, dies at 79
1986 Highlights

About August 30, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 5 months and 7 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