What Happened on October 26, 1986

Historical Events

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

F1 World Champion

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
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

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

About October 26, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

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