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 no longer sell capsule drugs
  • Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • Sandra Nilsson, Swedish model

Famous Deaths

  • Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
1986 Highlights

About February 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius