What Happened on March 22, 1986

Historical Events

  • "On My Own" single released by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald (Billboard Song of the Year 1986)
  • Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
  • HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • Heart's "These Dreams" single goes #1
  • Ice Pairs World Championship at Geneva won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)

Boxing Title Fight

Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick upsets Pinklon Thomas by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to win WBC heavyweight title

  • Kania skates ladies' world record 1500m (1:59.30)
  • Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
1986 History

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), dies at 82
  • Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), dies from cancer at 74
  • Harriette Arnow, American novelist and historian (Dollmaker), dies at 77
  • Mark Dinning, American singer ("Teen Angel"), dies of a heart attack at 52

About March 22, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: These Dreams - Heart
  • UK #1 Song: Chain Reaction - Diana Ross