What Happened on September 12, 1986

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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

  • 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"
  • MLB Minnesota Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with coach Tom Kelly
  • US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfie Allen, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England
  • Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • Yang Mi, Chinese actress (Eternal Love), born in Xuanwu District, Beijing, China
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Nelson, American comedic radio and screen actor (The Jack Benny Show; I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, dies at 92

About September 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun") - Berlin
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards with Sarah-Jane Morris