What Happened in July 1986

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 2nd General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
  • 2nd US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
  • 3rd Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves

Event of interestEvent of Interest

3rd President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Sport awardTennis Open

5th 93rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Hannah Mandlikova (76 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 5th Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th Nancy Reagan cuts a red, white and blue ribbon to reopen Statue of Liberty after refurbishment

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 6th Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
  • 6th Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
  • 6th Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
  • 6th Premier Nakasone's Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election
  • 7th IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
  • 7th It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction
  • 7th Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices
  • 7th Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law
  • 8th Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
  • 8th NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
  • 8th Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
  • 9th Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • 9th Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
  • 9th Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 9th The New Zealand parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older
  • 11th Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
  • 11th Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
  • 11th Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
  • 13th Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain's refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa
  • 14th 10 killed & 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
  • 14th 2nd government of Lubbers sworn in

Sport awardGolf Major

14th 41st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 14th Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
  • 14th NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission
  • 14th Paul McCartney releases "Press"
  • 14th Richard Miller becomes the 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage
  • 14th Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges
  • 15th 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
  • 15th All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
  • 17th Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time

Sport awardGolf Major

18th 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
  • 18th Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
  • 18th Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
  • 19th Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

19th Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 20th Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 21st Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • 21st Pleasure Island plans unveiled
  • 22nd US House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne for tax evasion
  • 23rd King Hassan II meets with Israeli premier Simon Peres
  • 24th SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • 24th 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 25th Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • 26th Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco

Sport awardGolf Major

27th 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 27th 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 27th Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq
  • 27th 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 28th Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
  • 28th NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
  • 29th Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
  • 29th Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
  • 29th NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
  • 31st 19th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2nd Lindsay Lohan, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World), born in NYC, New York

Actress Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
  • 4th Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
  • 4th Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 6th Derrick Williams, American football player
  • 8th Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 9th Dominic Cervi, American footballer
  • 9th Kiely Williams, American singer and actress
  • 11th Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
  • 11th Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
  • 12th JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 12th Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
  • 16th Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
  • 17th Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX)
  • 23rd Ayaka Komatsu, Japanese model and actress
  • 23rd Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
  • 23rd Reece Ritchie, English actor
  • 24th Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • 24th Megan Park, Canadian actress
  • 27th Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
  • 27th Ryan Griffen, Australian rules footballer
  • 28th Alexandra Chando, American actress
  • 31st Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player

Famous Weddings

  • 7th US actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo
  • 19th Caroline Kennedy (28) weds Edwin Schlossberg (41) at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Massachusetts
  • 23rd Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England

HeartWedding of Interest

25th Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • 27th "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • 2nd Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 3rd Rudy Vallee, singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
  • 4th Flor Peeters, Flemish baron/organist/composer, dies at 83
  • 4th Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
  • 6th Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
  • 8th Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 9th Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • 9th Le Duan, Vietnamese politician, dies at 78
  • 14th Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer, dies at 92
  • 15th Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • 15th Florence Halop, actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63
  • 15th Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  • 18th Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • 20th Helen Craig, actress (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 74
  • 21st Paulo Correia, Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist, executed
  • 21st Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60
  • 21st Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 23rd Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer, dies at 73
  • 24th Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • 24th Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • 25th Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • 25th Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • 26th Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94
  • 27th Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
  • 28th Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • 28th Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 29th Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 31st Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
  • 31st Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)