What Happened on May 23, 1986

Historical Events

  • US & Western Europe veto heavier sanctions against South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
  • Ryan Coogler, American director and screenwriter (Fruitvale Station, The Black Panther), born in Oakland, California
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
1986 Highlights

About May 23, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

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