On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1986

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator and President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
Dictator and President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • 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? 34 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius