On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1986

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • 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

Historic Event

USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile


Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Babel, Dutch Footballer

Famous Deaths

  • V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), dies of breast cancer at 63
1986 Highlights

About December 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius