On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)
  • USSR expels five US diplomats

Famous Deaths

  • Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist, editor, and founder of Newswatch magazine, is assassinated by a mail bomb at 39
  • Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81