What Happened in July 1986

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

  • Jul 20 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • Jul 21 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
  • Jul 22 US House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne for tax evasion

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 23 Moroccan King Hassan II meets with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Jul 24 SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • Jul 24 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 25 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • Jul 26 Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
  • Jul 4 Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
  • Jul 4 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Derrick Williams, American football player
  • Jul 8 Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 9 Dominic Cervi, American footballer
  • Jul 9 Kiely Williams, American singer and actress
  • Jul 11 Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
  • Jul 11 Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
  • Jul 12 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • Jul 12 Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
  • Jul 14 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London
  • Jul 16 Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
  • Jul 17 Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX)
  • Jul 23 Ayaka Komatsu, Japanese model and actress
  • Jul 23 Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
  • Jul 23 Reece Ritchie, English actor
  • Jul 24 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • Jul 24 Megan Park, Canadian actress
  • Jul 27 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
  • Jul 27 Ryan Griffen, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 28 Alexandra Chando, American actress
  • Jul 31 Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 25 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
  • Jul 27 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)

Famous Deaths

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