What Happened on December 27, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Metrik [Tom Mundell], British electronic dance music producer and re-mixer ("Freefall"; "Gravity"; “Chasing Sunrise”), born in London, England
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100m 2008, 12; 9 x World C'ship gold), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Lars-Erik Larsson, Swedish composer (God in Disguise (Förklädd gud, Op. 24); Linden), and pedagogue (Stockholm Conservatory; Uppsala University), dies of complications from diabetes at 78
  • Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), dies at 77
1986 Highlights

About December 27, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • UK #1 Song: Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) - Jackie Wilson