On This Day

December 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 7 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 1)
  • Dec 8 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 2)

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "Platoon" directed by Oliver Stone, starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Willem Dafoe is released (Academy Awards Best Picture & Best Director)

  • Dec 27 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 Thomas Wansey, English actor (Ace Lightning), born in Oxford
  • Dec 15 Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian supermodel
  • Dec 22 Jeffery Wood, American actor (Austin Warren-In The House), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 24 Riyo Mori, Japanese actress & model (Miss Universe 2007), born in Shizuoka, Japan

Person of interestKit Harington

Dec 26 Kit Harington [Christopher Catesby Harington], English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

  • Dec 29 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress, born in Suncheon, South Korea

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman

Deaths in Film & TV

Person of interestDesi Arnaz

Dec 2 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies of lung cancer at 69

Actor Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
  • Dec 10 Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), is killed by her son following a psychotic episode at 59
  • Dec 11 Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
  • Dec 13 Heather Angel, British-American actress (Night in Montmartre; The Informer; The Last of the Mohicans; Lifeboat), dies of cancer at 77
  • Dec 18 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
  • Dec 26 Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • Dec 26 Leslie Dwyer, English actor (Hi-de-Hi!), dies at 80
  • Dec 29 Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), dies at 54
  • Dec 31 Lloyd Haynes, American actor and TV writer (Pete Dixon-Room 222), dies of lung cancer at 54