On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1986

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

  • Emanuel Sayles, American jazz banjo player (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), dies at 79
  • Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Casablanca; Maltese Falcon; Martin & Lewis; Elvis movies; Barefoot in the Park), dies at 87
  • James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
1986 Highlights

About October 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra