What Happened on February 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances
  • 28th Daytona 500: Geoffrey Bodine wins (148.124 MPH)
  • Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time
  • French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
  • Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mário Soares from the Socialist Party is elected the 1st civilian President of Portugal

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76