What Happened on September 17, 1986

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • Mets clinch NL East Championship
  • US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), dies of lung cancer at 62

About September 17, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards with Sarah-Jane Morris