On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1986

Historical Events

  • 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

Sports record brokenNHL 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

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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

Person of interestBill Veeck

Bill Veeck, American MLB owner and promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), dies of lung cancer at 71

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 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 (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
1986 Highlights

About January 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 26 days
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