On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1986

Historical Events

  • Musée d'Orsay opens in Paris

Music History

Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • DeSean Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009-10, 13; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Layne, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL champion 1952-53, 57; 6 x Pro Bowl; Detroit Lions), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • Horace Heidt, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
  • [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
1986 Highlights

About December 1, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius