On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1986

Historical Events

  • First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer, born in T├│rshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Lee Nguyen, American soccer player, born in Richardson, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Cheryl Crawford, American actress and producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon), dies at 84
1986 Highlights

About October 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra