What Happened on June 27th, 1986

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
  • In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
  • South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal

Famous Birthdays

  • Drake Bell, musician/ songwriter / American actor
  • LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter

Famous Deaths

  • Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)
  • Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65