What Happened on June 17, 1986

Historical Events

  • US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement

Famous Deaths

  • Jozef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
  • Kate Smith, American singer ("God Bless America"; "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain"), radio star, and NHL Philadelphia Flyers good luck charm, dies of respiratory arrest at 78
1986 Highlights

About June 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
  • UK #1 Song: Spirit In The Sky - Doctor & The Medics