On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1986

Historical Events

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

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

Actor Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 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.
  • New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitches 1-hitter in his major league debut

Famous Birthdays

  • Faris Badwan, English vocalist (The Rotters; The Horrors; Cat's Eye), born in Bexley, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
1986 Highlights

About September 21, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo