On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

  • Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)