What Happened on May 7, 1986

Historical Events

  • 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • Iraq bombs a Tehran oil refiner
  • Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires

Famous Birthdays

  • Frances Quinlan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hop Along; Likewise), born in New Jersey
  • Mark Furze, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Orange, New South Wales
  • Matt Helders, English musician and drummer (Arctic Monkeys), born in Sheffield, England

Famous Deaths

  • Gaston Defferre, French Socialist politician, dies at 75
  • Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, (Godspell) dies from complications of HIV/AIDS at 36
1986 Highlights

About May 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
  • UK #1 Song: Rock Me Amadeus - Falco