What Happened on February 7, 1986

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos

Event of Interest

Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France: Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

Hannah and Her Sisters

Woody Allen film "Hannah and Her Sisters" starring Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest and an ensemble cast is released in the US

1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
  • Michael Orozco, American footballer
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Armand Preud'homme, Belgium organist and composer (Kempenland), dies at 81
  • Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)

About February 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends
  • UK #1 Song: When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean