What Happened on January 2, 1986

Historical Events

  • 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

NHL Record

Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the final 2:22 to lift the New York to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Bruins; 11th player in NHL history to score 500 goals

Famous Birthdays

  • Trombone Shorty [Troy Andrews], American jazz musician and producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Benny Payne, American jazz pianist (Cab Calloway; Billy Daniels Show), dies at 78

Bill VeeckBill Veeck (1914-1986)

American Baseball HOF executive (owner Chicago WS, Cleveland Indians [World Series 1948], St. Louis Browns), dies of lung cancer at 71

  • Herbert Magidson, American lyricist, winner of first Academy Award for Best Original Song ("The Continental"; "Gone With The Wind"; "The Masquerade Is Over"), dies at 79
  • Una Merkel, American actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
1986 Highlights

About January 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens