On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1986

Historical Events

  • 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
  • Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
  • Johnson & Johnson announces it will no longer sell capsule drugs
  • Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
  • Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), dies from stroke related problems at 80
1986 Highlights

About February 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius