On This Day

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
  • Michael Orozco, American footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
1986 Highlights

About February 7, 1986

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius