Historical Events in 1986 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 835

  • Jun 21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • Jun 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 22 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 22 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • Jun 22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • Jun 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • Jun 23 Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
  • Jun 24 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
  • Jun 24 US Senate approves "tax reform"
  • Jun 24 In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence
  • Jun 25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
  • Jun 25 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • Jun 27 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
  • Jun 27 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • Jun 27 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • Jun 27 SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
  • Jun 27 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • Jun 27 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • Jun 27 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • Jun 28 Irish population condemns divorce
  • Jun 28 Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
  • Jun 28 West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in football's 13th World Cup in Mexico City
  • Jun 29 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • Jun 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Jun 29 Moses Mayekiso, who was the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and became a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), is detained for a second time and spends several months in solitary cofinement
  • Jun 30 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)

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

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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Sep 1 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 1 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 1 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Sep 2 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
  • Sep 3 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London
  • Sep 3 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  • Sep 4 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 4 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 5 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Sep 5 Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
  • Sep 5 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
  • Sep 5 NASA launches DOD-1

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 6 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • Sep 6 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • Sep 6 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 6 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • Sep 7 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 7 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
  • Sep 7 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
  • Sep 7 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

Sep 7 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
  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 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
  • Sep 7 106th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 8 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey