What Happened on May 18, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 performances
  • Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
  • David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Bałdych, Polish jazz violinist, contemporary classical composer, and music producer, born in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • John Bubbles Sublett, American tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
1986 Highlights

About May 18, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 10 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