On This Day

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

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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Playwright Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

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? 34 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra