What Happened on September 30, 1986

Historical Events

  • Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US releases Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Lovett, British folk-rock musician and producer (Mumford & Sons), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Olivier Giroud, French footballer (AC Milan), born in ChambĂ©ry, France
1986 Highlights

About September 30, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 29 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