What Happened on October 16, 1986

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Nobel Prize

Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet, becomes the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature


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Famous Birthdays

  • Inna (Elena Apostoleanu) Romanian electronic-dance music singer-songwriter (Hot; Sun Is Up), born in Mangalia, Romania

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
1986 Highlights

About October 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 16 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