On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

36th NBA All-Star Game, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: East beats West, 139-132; MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
  • Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
  • Marvin Johnson stops Leslie Stewart in 7 rounds in Indianapolis to win WBA light heavyweight boxing title; record 3rd time he regains a version of light heavyweight crown
  • 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