What Happened on February 28, 1986

Historical Events

  • European Economic Community signs "Special Act" for Europe free trade
  • Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Tanas, Canadian pop-reggae drummer (Magic! -"Rude"), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Laura Z. Hobson, American TV writer and panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 85

Olof Palme

Olof Palme, Swedish Prime Minister (1969-76, 1982-86), assassinated at 59 while walking home from the cinema with his wife

  • William Dollar, American ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 79
1986 Highlights

About February 28, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kyrie - Mr. Mister
  • UK #1 Song: When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean