What Happened on February 9, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
  • Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
  • Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
  • Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
  • Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
  • West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan