What Happened on December 19, 1986

Historical Events


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

Agreement of Interest

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 Interest

USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lauren Boebert, American politician and gun rights advocate (Rep-R-Colorado 2021-), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Ryan Babel, Dutch Footballer
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

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

About December 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • UK #1 Song: Caravan of Love - Housemartins