On This Day

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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

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