On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances

Sports History

French McLaren driver Alain Prost retains his Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with victory in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 2 points from Nigel Mansell

Famous Birthdays

  • Schoolboy Q [Quincy Hanley), American rap artist (Oxymoron), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Jackson Scholz, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1920, 200m 1924), dies at 89
1986 Highlights

About October 26, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio