What Happened on May 17, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hits #1 on the UK pop chart
  • 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Tahj Mowry, American actor
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer dies of HIV related illness at 33
  • Lyudmila Pakhomova, Russian ice dancer (World C'ship gold x 6; Olympic gold USSR 1976; with Alexandr Gorshkov), dies from leukemia at 39

About May 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 21 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