On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1986

Historical Events


Music awardsVideo Music Awards

3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

  • Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
  • NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
  • NASA launches DOD-1
1986 Highlights

About September 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo