On This Day

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"
  • Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly
  • US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut

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

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, dies at 92
1986 Highlights

About September 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo