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)

  • 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
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

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

About September 29, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

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