On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Kyiv's Ukrainian forward Igor Belanov is named best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona striker Gary Lineker and Real Madrid forward Emilio ButragueƱo

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellie Goulding, English singer and songwriter (Lights, Anything Could Happen), born in Hereford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, dies at 66