What Happened on December 10, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

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Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

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Elie Wiesel
  • 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