On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1986

Historical Events

  • Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
  • Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKit 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? 33 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn