October 16, 1986 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet, becomes the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature

Weddings in History

  • Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil

Deaths in History

  • C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85