On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1986

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
  • France performs nuclear test

Nobel Prize

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

Sports History

Ivan Lendl repeats previous year's result with a 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 win over Boris Becker to claim back-to-back season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC


Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Bates, English footballer
  • Ryoichi Tsukada, Japanese acrobat

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
  • Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), is killed by her son following a psychotic episode at 59
1986 Highlights

About December 10, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius