On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1986

Historical Events

  • Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)
  • Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Goffredo Parise, Italian writer (Il padrone), dies at 56
  • Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), dies at 88
  • Urho Kekkonen, 8th President of Finland (1956-81), dies at 85
1986 Highlights

About August 31, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo