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

  • Troy Andrews [Trombone Shorty], 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 Veeck, American MLB owner & promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Una Merkel, American actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
1986 Highlights

About January 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn