What Happened on February 9, 1986

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

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

  • 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
1986 Highlights

About February 9, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean