On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
  • Rams running back Eric Dickerson runs for an NFL overtime record 42-yard touchdown as LA defeats Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26-20 at Anaheim Stadium

Famous Deaths

  • Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park), dies at 87
  • James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)