Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.
1986: The coming-of-age comedy "Pretty in Pink," starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer, and directed by John Hughes, premieres in theaters. The film would prove a critical and commercial success, earning $6 million during its opening weekend and $40 million during its theatrical run.
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