On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1986

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

Famous Deaths

  • Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), dies at 65
  • Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
  • Robert Whitney, American conductor (Sospiro do Roma), dies at 82
  • Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), dies at 76
1986 Highlights

About November 22, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius