August 31, 1986 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)
  • Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

Deaths in History

  • Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), dies at 88
  • Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85