What Happened in September 1986

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Henri Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla

Telethon

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Album Release

Sep 1 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

  • Sep 2 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi

Film & TV History

Sep 3 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London

  • Sep 3 Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs use MLB record 53 players, including 17 pitchers in a 2-day 18 inning marathon; Astros win 8-7
  • Sep 4 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 5 Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
  • Sep 5 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
  • Sep 5 NASA launches DOD-1

Music Concert

Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

  • Sep 6 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • Sep 6 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • Sep 6 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 3rd US singles title; beats Czech star Helena Suková 6-3, 6-2

  • Sep 6 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • Sep 7 Cleveland Browns become 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Sports History

Sep 7 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Historic Event

Sep 7 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican Archbishop of Capetown

Assassination Attempt

Sep 7 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, kills 5 people

  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Film & TV History

Sep 8 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally

  • Sep 8 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago
  • Sep 9 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
  • Sep 9 NYC jury indicts Soviet United Nations employee Gennadly Zakharov of spying
  • Sep 10 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
  • Sep 11 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded

Historic Event

Sep 11 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

  • Sep 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Film & TV History

Sep 12 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto

  • Sep 12 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"
  • Sep 12 Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly
  • Sep 12 US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut
  • Sep 13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 13 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
  • Sep 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987

Baseball Event

Sep 14 Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)

  • Sep 14 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
  • Sep 14 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
  • Sep 14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"

Sports History

Sep 14 NFL Bears running back Walter Payton scores his 100th career rushing touchdown, and gains 177 yards, surpassing 15,000-yard career plateau in 13-10 overtime win over visiting Philadelphia Eagles, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Sep 14 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of legal drama "L.A. Law" created by Steven Bochco, with ensemble cast including Corbin Bersen, Jill Eikenberry and Harry Hamlin on NBC
  • Sep 15 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
  • Sep 16 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
  • Sep 17 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • Sep 17 Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • Sep 17 Mets clinch NL East Championship
  • Sep 17 US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

Sports History

Sep 18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras

Film Premiere

Sep 19 3-D short film "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres at Disney theme parks

  • Sep 19 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • Sep 19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • Sep 19 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • Sep 20 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State

Emmy Awards

Sep 21 38th Emmy Awards: "The Golden Girls", "Cagney & Lacey" and Michael J. Fox win

  • Sep 21 Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • Sep 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • Sep 21 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • Sep 21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitches 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • Sep 22 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • Sep 22 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie

Sports History

Sep 22 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games

  • Sep 23 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
  • Sep 23 Congress selects the rose as US national flower
  • Sep 25 Antonin Scalia appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Sep 25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 26 Antonin Scalia, sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Film & TV History

Sep 26 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to TV show "Dallas", his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)

  • Sep 26 Run-DMC is the 1st rap group to hit the top 10 with "Raising Hell"
  • Sep 26 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
  • Sep 27 "Give Me Wings" single released by Michael Johnson (Billboard Song of the Year 1987)
  • Sep 27 Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • Sep 28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • Sep 28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • Sep 29 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • Sep 29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS

Sports History

Sep 29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

  • Sep 29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • Sep 29 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
  • Sep 29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)
  • Sep 29 USSR releases American journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • Sep 30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 US releases Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player (world #6 2016; 10 x ATP career titles), born in Paris, France

Shaun WhiteShaun White (36 years old)

Sep 3 American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

  • Sep 4 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer, born in Ashford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 7 Colin Delaney, American professional wrestler, born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 7 Jodie Turner-Smith, English actress (Nightflyers), born in Peterborough, England
  • Sep 7 Spectacular Blue Smith, American hip-hop and R&B singer and musician (Pretty Ricky), and social media entrepreneur (Adwizar), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 8 João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer, born in Barreiro, Portugal
  • Sep 8 Matt Grothe, American football player, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Sep 9 Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • Sep 9 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player, born in Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Sep 10 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol singer, model and actor, born in Habikino, Japan
  • Sep 11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player, born in Tzaneen, South Africa
  • Sep 11 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Alfie Allen, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England
  • Sep 12 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 12 Yang Mi, Chinese actress (Eternal Love), born in Xuanwu District, Beijing, China
  • Sep 13 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Sep 13 Sean Williams, American basketball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 14 A.J. Trauth, American actor (Even Stevens), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 14 Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer (Luton Town), born in Athlone, Ireland
  • Sep 15 Heidi Montag, American reality television star (The Hills), born in Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Sep 15 Jenna Marbles, American YouTuber, born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 16 Kyla Pratt, American actress and musician (The Proud Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 17 Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • Sep 17 Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 18 Keeley Hazell, British model, born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Gerald Ciolek, German professional road racing cyclist, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Sep 19 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Sep 19 Peter Vack, American voice actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 21 Faris Badwan, English vocalist (The Rotters; The Horrors; Cat's Eye), born in Bexley, Kent, England
  • Sep 22 Lido Pimienta, Colombian-Canadian Latin-synth-pop musician, singer, and songwriter (Miss Columbia), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Sep 23 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • Sep 24 Leah Dizon, American model, singer and Japanese television personality, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 26 Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Sep 27 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 28 Andrés Guardado, Mexican soccer midfielder (158 caps; Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia, PSV), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Sep 29 Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sep 30 Ben Lovett, British folk-rock musician and producer (Mumford & Sons), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Sep 30 Olivier Giroud, French footballer (AC Milan), born in Chambéry, France

Famous Weddings

Whoopi Goldberg

Sep 1 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

Calvin Klein

Sep 26 Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds assistant Kelly Rector in a civil ceremony in Italy


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • Sep 2 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, dies at 81

Hank GreenbergHank Greenberg (1911-1986)

Sep 4 American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1935, 45; AL MVP 1935, 40; Detroit Tigers), dies of cancer at 75

  • Sep 6 Blanche Sweet, American actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Ruth Polsky, American record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • Sep 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian-Soviet conductor and composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 12 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, dies at 92
  • Sep 15 Virginia Gregg, American actress (Little Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 19 Vivian Duncan, American vaudevillian (Duncan Sisters), actress (Topsy and Eva), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Sep 21 Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
  • Sep 22 Bernie Cummins, American jazz drummer and big band leader ("Dark Eyes"), dies at 86
  • Sep 25 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • Sep 25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • Sep 25 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • Sep 26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • Sep 27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • Sep 28 Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 28 Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Betty Kean, American actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69