On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1986

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: NY Mets win their second title; beat Boston Red Sox, 8-5 at Shea Stadium for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: Mets infielder Ray Knight
  • British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality

Music Single

Paul McCartney releases single "Pretty Little Head"


Famous Birthdays

  • David Warner, Australian cricket batsman (HS 335no 2019; 2nd highest by an Australian; "Sandpaper-gate" 2018 12-month suspension), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Matty Pattison, South African footballer (Whickham), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Branscombe, British jazz and session pianist, vibraphonist, and saxophonist (Tubby Hayes; Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"), dies at 50
1986 Highlights

About October 27, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand), October Bank Holiday (Ireland)

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