June 1986 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win
  • Jun 2 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • Jun 2 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
  • Jun 3 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • Jun 4 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
  • Jun 5 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • Jun 6 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
  • Jun 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • Jun 8 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station
  • Jun 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • Jun 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • Jun 10 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it.
  • Jun 11 Amnesty International megaconcert
  • Jun 12 PW Botha declares South African national emergency
  • Jun 13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • Jun 15 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
  • Jun 16 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • Jun 17 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement
  • Jun 18 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Jun 18 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)
  • Jun 18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • Jun 18 US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa
  • Jun 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • Jun 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • Jun 22 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • Jun 22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • 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 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 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 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)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 6 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, dies at 61
  • Jun 10 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • Jun 11 Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
  • Jun 12 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • Jun 12 Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
  • Jun 14 Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway librettist, dies in NY at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • Jun 14 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • Jun 17 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
  • Jun 18 Frances Scott Fitzgerald, Daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. (b. 1921)
  • Jun 19 Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
  • Jun 19 Len Bias, 1st pick of Celtics, suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure
  • Jun 19 Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
  • Jun 25 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Ida Mae McKenzie, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 29 John P East, (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55