On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1986

Historical Events

  • 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
  • American writer Edward Tracy kidnapped in Beirut
  • Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" premieres in London
  • IBM re-forms in South Africa
  • Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Kew, British actor
  • Chibuzor Chilaka, English footballer
  • Christopher Uckermann, Mexican-Swedish actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Natalee Holloway, U.S teen, disappeared in Aruba

Famous Deaths

  • Lionel Murphy, Australian politician and judge, dies at 64
1986 Highlights

About October 21, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra