What Happened on September 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

106th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (6-4, 6-2, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir

Sport awardTennis Open

106th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
  • Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
  • NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Delaney, American Professional Wrestler
  • Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky)

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83