On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1986

Historical Events

Historic Event

Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev's tenure

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist and composer (Vague et Sillon), dies at 71
1986 Highlights

About December 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius