What Happened on November 22, 1986

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history when he stops titleholder Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title

Sports History

Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

Famous Deaths

  • (Benjamin) "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird"), and actor (Chico and the Man - "Louie"; The Shining), dies of lung cancerat 76
  • Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), dies at 65
  • Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Robert Whitney, American conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1937-67), educator (University of Louisville, 1956-71), and composer, dies at 82
1986 Highlights

About November 22, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Human - The Human League
  • UK #1 Song: Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From 'Top Gun') - Berlin