Historical Events in August 1986

  • Aug 1 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
  • Aug 1 Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934
  • Aug 1 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma
  • Aug 2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
  • Aug 2 TODAY/PC born today

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Aug 2 Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Aug 2 13th Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 3 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
  • Aug 3 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 4 Reports of probable OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreement on output quotas sends oil prices higher
  • Aug 5 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5km woman's record (14:37.33)
  • Aug 5 Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
  • Aug 5 US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")
  • Aug 5 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pa, had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf
  • Aug 6 Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
  • Aug 6 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
  • Aug 6 Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer)
  • Aug 7 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Aug 7 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • Aug 8 Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)
  • Aug 8 Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
  • Aug 9 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Aug 10 "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances
  • Aug 10 Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 10 Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
  • Aug 10 Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC
  • Aug 10 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
  • Aug 11 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
  • Aug 12 Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season
  • Aug 12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • Aug 12 Iran fires missile at refinery near Baghdad; Iraq raids Iranian terminal at Sirri Island severely disrupting Iranian exports
  • Aug 13 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)

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Aug 14 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Aug 14 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days

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Aug 15 US President Ronald Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Aug 16 Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
  • Aug 16 "Papa Don't Preach" goes #1 for 2 weeks

Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 16 Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Aug 17 Bronze pig statue unveiled at Pike Place Market, Seattle
  • Aug 17 Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • Aug 17 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 17 Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
  • Aug 17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • Aug 18 Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
  • Aug 18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
  • Aug 18 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
  • Aug 18 John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • Aug 18 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
  • Aug 19 Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 20 Postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot 14 fellow workers dead in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Aug 20 Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
  • Aug 21 "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Aug 21 Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians
  • Aug 21 Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
  • Aug 21 Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
  • Aug 21 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
  • Aug 22 Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
  • Aug 22 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
  • Aug 23 "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Aug 23 Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon
  • Aug 24 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • Aug 26 Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" murders Jennifer Levin in New York City's Central Park, afterwards claimed "rough sex" as motive
  • Aug 27 38th Emmy Awards presentation - Golden Girls and Cagney & Lacey dominate
  • Aug 27 Protests erupt in Soweto, South Africa, against evictions carried out after an 11 week rent boycott
  • Aug 28 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
  • Aug 28 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium

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Aug 28 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Tina Turner
  • Aug 28 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
  • Aug 29 Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
  • Aug 29 Moroccan King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
  • Aug 30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • Aug 30 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
  • Aug 30 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 31 Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)
  • Aug 31 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die