Historical Events on June 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2

Sport awardTennis Open

85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors

Sport awardTennis Open

85th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station
  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9