What Happened on October 19, 1986

Historical Events

Cricket History

Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (vs India in Bombay)

  • Joe Raposa's musical "Raggedy Ann: The Musical Adventure", starring Ivy Austin, closes at Nederlander Theater, NYC, after 5 performances
  • Musical revue "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC, for a limited run of 40 performances
  • USSR expels five US diplomats
1986 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist, editor, and founder of Newswatch magazine, is assassinated by a mail bomb at 39
  • Moses Asch, Polish-American recording engineer (founder of Folkways Records), dies at 81 [1]

About October 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
  • UK #1 Song: Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry