On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1986

Historical Events

  • John Forster and Lee Holdridge's musical "Into the Light", starring Dean Jones opens at Neil Simon Theater, NYC ; runs for 6 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Kara Lang, Canadian soccer forward (92 caps; Vancouver Whitecaps FC), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93
  • Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
  • Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes
  • Ye Jianying, Chinese communist general and politician (Head of State of the People's Republic of China 1978-83), dies at 89
1986 Highlights

About October 22, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 25 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