On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

"Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"The Late Show with Joan Rivers" premieres on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, becomes the 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment

Famous Birthdays

  • Laure Manaudou, French swimmer, born in Villeurbanne, France