On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1986

Historical Events

Sports History

Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide

  • James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden
  • Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
  • South African journalist and activist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested at John Vorster Square

Famous Birthdays

  • PĂ«rparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer, born in Srbica, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Thomas Wansey, English actor (Ace Lightning), born in Oxford
1986 Highlights

About December 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius