What Happened on February 8, 1986

Historical Events

  • 1984 Summer Olympics LAPD bomb squad chief Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit are killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs
  • 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition

Film Premiere

Crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

Sports History

US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano

Famous Birthdays

  • Anderson Paak [Brandon Paak Anderson], American singer-songwriter and rapper ("Leave the Door Open"), born in Oxnard, California
1986 Highlights

About February 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 21 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