On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1986

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"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? 34 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo