On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • BenoĆ®t Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

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