What Happened on September 7, 1986

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Browns become 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Sports History

Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Historic Event

Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican Archbishop of Capetown

Assassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, kills 5 people

  • NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0


Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Delaney, American professional wrestler, born in Rochester, New York
  • Jodie Turner-Smith, English actress (Nightflyers), born in Peterborough, England
  • Spectacular Blue Smith, American hip-hop and R&B singer and musician (Pretty Ricky), and social media entrepreneur (Adwizar), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Polsky, American record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian-Soviet conductor and composer, dies at 83
1986 Highlights

About September 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun") - Berlin
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards with Sarah-Jane Morris