June 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

1st 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 6th Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • 7th 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • 7th Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • 8th 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • 8th Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • 8th Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9

Sport awardTennis Open

8th 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

8th 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
  • 9th Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
  • 10th A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL

Sport awardGolf Major

15th 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 15th Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 18th Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

20th Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 21st Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • 21st Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • 22nd Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 23rd Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • 25th Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • 27th SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
  • 29th FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in football's 13th World Cup in Mexico City
  • 29th Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
  • 29th Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • 29th Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

29th 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

Birthdays in Sport

  • 3rd Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

3rd Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player considered the greatest clay-court player in history, born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • 3rd Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • 3rd Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • 3rd Al Horford, American basketball player
  • 8th Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
  • 14th Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • 16th Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • 16th Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • 16th Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • 16th Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • 16th Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • 18th Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
  • 19th Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 22nd Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player
  • 24th Stuart Broad, English cricketer
  • 24th Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • 25th Charlie Davies, American soccer player
  • 27th LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
  • 30th Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model

Deaths in Sport

  • 1st Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
  • 2nd Aurel Joliat, Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
  • 15th K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter
  • 26th Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 27th Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • 27th George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)