On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1986

Historical Events

  • AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter, born in Llandaff, Wales
  • Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, born in Brussels, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer ("...And Ladies of the Club"), dies at 90
  • Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but now disputed (b. 1865)
1986 Highlights

About February 21, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces