On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1986

Historical Events

  • Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
  • Hartford center Doug Jarvis sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games as the Whalers tie 1-1 after OT against his old club Montreal Canadiens

Sports History

Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone

  • TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run

Famous Birthdays

Kit Harington

Kit Harington [Christopher Catesby Harington], English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • Leslie Dwyer, English actor (Hi-de-Hi!), dies at 80
1986 Highlights

About December 26, 1986

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn