On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Platoon" directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1987)

  • Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
  • Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
  • OPEC reaches an accord that would cut production by 7 percent for the first six months of 1987 and would raise prices immediately toward a target world oil price of $18 per barrel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Babel, Dutch Footballer

Famous Deaths

  • V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), dies of breast cancer at 63