On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS

Sports History

Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
  • NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)
  • USSR releases American journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Kean, American actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
1986 Highlights

About September 29, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra