On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1986

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former President of Argentina Leopoldo Galtieri is sentenced to 12 years in prison for mishandling the Falkland Islands War [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Moffat, Scottish football player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kyle Loza, Freestyle Motocross Rider, born in Orange County, California
  • Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
  • Theodore H. White, American journalist (Making of President, Pulitzer Prize1962), dies at 71
1986 Highlights

About May 15, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image