What Happened on October 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US government shuts down due to disputes between President Reagan and the House

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet, becomes the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Pickering, British sprinter

Famous Weddings

  • Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85