On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1986

Historical Events

  • California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox

Historic Event

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the People's Republic of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Li Wenliang, Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm over COVID-19, born in Beizhen, China (d. 2020)
  • Marcus T. Paulk, American actor (Moesha), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sergio Peter, German footballer (SpVgg Neckarelz), born in Ludwigshafen, West Germany
1986 Highlights

About October 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry